Rockville, Maryland (findit) May 17, 2019 - Comfort Home Care, a Maryland in home care agency, recently released a blog educating readers on how to take care of someone with dementia. While the task may seem overwhelming, keeping a few things in mind can help you feel equipped to give your loved one the best care possible.
Dementia refers to diseases that cause severe decline in mental ability that affects someone's everyday life. Alzheimer's is the most common form of this disease. Symptoms include memory loss, difficulty communicating and paying attention, diminished reasoning and judgment skills, and a decline in visual perception. People with dementia often feel frustrated by these symptoms and can lash out or become withdrawn as a result.
When it comes to caring for someone with dementia, it's important to remember that it's okay to reach out for extra help. Support groups, respite care, and other resources can give you much-needed rest and help in challenging times. Actively empathize with your loved one and treat them with kindness and patience. Dementia can make people feel like they are losing parts of their identity, making it a frightening experience. As the disease progresses, be realistic about what success looks like. Your loved one will have good days and bad days, and it's important to celebrate small victories. While memory loss is the most common symptom of dementia, remember that personality changes, difficulty dressing, and hallucinations can occur, and be prepared to handle these. Finally, plan for the future as best you can to provide your loved one and family with the best care resources.
Speak to Comfort Home Care for more information about how to provide the best support possible for a loved one with dementia. The agency specializes in caring for people within the comfort of their own homes, allowing them to remain in familiar surroundings and spend more time with their loved ones while receiving the medical support they need. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your loved one's needs, contact Comfort Home Care at 301-984-7681 or online at https://www.choosecomforthome.com/. The agency is headquartered at 121 Congressional Lane, Suite 201, Rockville, MD 20852.