Get help with Alzheimer / Dementia Care

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's or related dementias can often seem like a challenging task. It is important to remember that individuals suffering from Alzheimer's may have a hard time performing basic activities causing them to feel frustrated, sad or angry. Here are some tips to help you and your loved one cope with daily activities:

Dressing

To minimize the challenge of dressing, keeping dressing time consistent, encourage your loved one to dress at the same time each day. Keep clothing options to a few choices, invite them to help and provide step by step dressing instructions when needed.

Bathing

Keep bathing and shower routines consistent, ensure to explain what you are going to do step by step to keep the individual calm. Make sure you have everything you will need ready in advance, and consider using grab bars and mats to increase safety and prevent falls.

Eating

Create and maintain a regular and familiar meal time routine that allows for adaptions to the needs of your loved one. Keep food choices, textures, colours and flavours to a minimum this will assist your loved one and will help them to enjoy the basic pleasures of eating.

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