Dementia Care – Your Ultimate Guide

It can be difficult to care for a loved one with dementia. Here are some things you should know about dementia care in order to make sure you take the right steps to care for your loved one.

Helping someone to fall asleep is one of the main problems with dementia. It may help to have constant reminders such as clocks around the house, since dementia can cause forgetfulness. Limiting the amount of caffeine your loved one consumes may be an option. You may also want to check with your loved ones doctor about medication intake.

Because dementia can have an effect on the ability of a person to live independently, it is important to consider how you will cope with daily living with dementia. Particularly, how long your loved ones will be able stay at home, especially if they are living alone.

This will depend on their individual needs and ability to live independently.

It may be possible to keep them where they are for the short term, particularly if others do some of their daily chores like shopping, laundry, and cooking. They will be able to preserve their independence and quality of life for as long as they can.

Keep in mind that if you are ‘lightening your load’ it is important to do this in a way that supports dementia sufferers and not imposes on them.

It may be necessary to seek out outside assistance as the demand for personal care grows. This is often possible through local authorities. These can include financial assistance through the Disability Living Allowance or the Attendance Allowance. Neither of these are means-tested.

As the condition worsens it is important to consider where the best place for the patient to be. This often means that the patient must choose a suitable home for care. The local authorities maintain a list of care homes within their area. Other information can be found at Age UK.

You should consider obtaining an Enduring Power of Attorney before the dementia progresses to severe. This will enable a friend or relative to take care of the affairs of the other person. It can also help manage household bills and make more important decisions.

It can be difficult to cope with dementia in the loved ones of your loved ones. However, there are many resources available to support you and help you to better help your loved one. For more information visit

Wandering is another aspect of dementia care that can prove difficult. Wandering can lead to confrontations or missing persons cases. You can have your loved ones wear a medical bracelet to help you locate them if they go missing. An alarm system can be installed in your home to notify your neighbours.

If your loved ones are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, some health facilities may offer ongoing care. Because they will live in one place, and have access to all types of nursing care facilities, this may prove to be more practical and safer. They can also participate in activities that may help to reduce the effects of dementia.

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