Dementia and Cognitive Decline Bring About Changes in the Brain
As we age, we may experience complex changes in the brain which collectively is known as cognitive decline. Cognitive decline can include condition, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, aphasia, and other brain conditions, that result in memory loss and other changes in the brain.
Alliance Senior Care offers Specialty Care Services tailored to the unique needs of your family members experiencing Dementia and other forms of Cognitive Decline.
Supporting Loved Ones and Family Members with Dementia
Along with these complex changes people with these conditions, especially dementia, may experience hallucinations and paranoia.
Hallucinations or not just limited to seeing things that are not there. Hallucinations can affect all of your senses, including seeing hearing feeling or smelling things that aren’t actually there.
In some cases, people with dementia, may also become very paranoid that someone or something is doing something to them that is unfair deceptive mean. Paranoia is a type of delusion where someone believes someone in a group or something is targeting them without a good reason.
Paranoia is often linked to changes in memory or memory loss. Your family members and loved ones may become suspicious or fearful, especially if they forgot who their caregiver is their friends where they’ve put things in their rooms.
These changes can be very unsettling to someone with dementia and cause fear, confusion, and anxiety.
Tips to Help and Support Family Members with Dementia
Here are some ways that you can offer support to your loved one with dementia.
- Don’t argue with her reality. And try not to convince them of what is actually there. People with dementia might not have the capacity to discern one from the other.
- If your loved one is feeling confused or anxious, take them outside, go for a walk or a ride in the car.
- If they have family photo albums and yearbooks, go through those with them, so they can remember familiar faces.
- Comfort them when they are afraid. A hug holding hands, and some kind words can mean a great deal to someone with dementia. Who’s having a hard time.
- Avoid violent and controversial TV shows with loud noises.
- Try to make sure they feel safe and secure and comfortable in their surroundings.
- If you are spending time with someone who has dementia, and you get blamed for something, try not to react.
- If your loved one with dementia is very restless take them for a ride in the car, or change the scenery. Motion can sometimes be very comforting.
Alliance Senior Care and our team of trained professionals offered specialty care services for our clients who are experiencing different types of and varying degrees of cognitive decline.
Call us today for a free consultation and find out if in-home services is the right way to go for your loved one with dementia.
To get started with In-Home Care can help improve your loved ones’ quality of life, call Alliance Senior Care at 248-274-2170. It’s not just In-Home Care, it is Integrated Care.
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