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Memory (Dementia) Care
You can’t find your keys. You forgot about that doctor’s appointment. You don’t remember telling your daughter you would meet her for lunch. These could all be the cause of stress or just aging. It could also be the beginning signs of dementia. It is important to know the difference between forgetfulness and dementia.
Dementia is a general term used to describe the decline in one’s mental ability; enough so that it can interfere with everyday life. It is generally a slow process that starts out more gradual and then worsens over time. If you or your loved one is noticing changes in memory, talk to your doctor about what can be done. Usually dementia is accompanied by mood change, a failing sense of direction, loss for words, and being repetitive. It is important to ask your doctor to identify any unusual symptoms as they sometimes can be treated. When discovered early it not only raises the likelihood of improving and avoiding a decline, but it also gives you time to prepare for any struggles that might be ahead of you.
Strategies to Improve Clarity and Keep Your Brain Functioning Optimally:
- Exercise consistently
- Eat a brain-healthy diet
- Challenge you mind
- Practice a healthy and restful sleeping schedule
- Minimize stress in your life
- Avoid smoking and limit drinking
People with dementia have a progressive brain disorder that makes it more difficult for them to take care of themselves. Below are some strategies for dealing with behavioral struggles and communication difficulties when caring for a person with dementia.
- Set a positive mood for communication.
- State your message clearly. Ask simple, answerable questions.
- Be patient and listen.
- Break down activities into a series of steps.
- In the heat of the moment, distract and redirect.
- Use memories to create a soothing and affirming activity.
- Get outside support.
If you or an aging loved on are considering elderly care services in the home, please contact the caring staff at In Home Care (520) 221-2083. We provide quality Home Care & Assisted Living Placement Serving Tucson, Green Valley, Oro Valley, and Surrounding Areas!
Simple and Affordable Rates
At PLACITA IN-HOME CARE, our pricing is straight forward and affordable. We work with any budget and customize a care plan to meet every need and every goal of each client. We take pride in making our services accessible to anyone that needs them.
Our Caregivers are screened by a former Federal Law Enforcement Officer and a Registered Nurse to ensure we have a high quality and professional staff. We take every measure to ensure your loved one is cared for with integrity and compassion.
FREE Safety Check
Falls are a serious safety concern as our loved ones age. At PLACITA, we conduct a free home safety evaluation whether you choose to use our services or not. Call today and schedule your free home safety evaluation and consultation.