Dementia care can be intimidating for the caregiver, but certain guidelines can help in providing optimum care for the loved one with dementia, without being mentally taxing to the caregiver. Caregiver’s attitude towards the dementia patient is very important. Knowledge, combined with positive yet realistic attitude towards the patient goes a long way in benefitting both the patient and the caregiver.
Some facts and tips to consider while taking care of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are given below.
Emotional support for caregiver is also essential aspect of the dementia care. Many caregivers can become frustrated and can have serious consequences for themselves or the patient. Frustration can lead to health problems in the caregiver and also be physically or verbally aggressive towards the patient or other family members.
The caregiver must understand that the behavior of the patient cannot be changed. But how the caregiver responds to the behavior can be controlled. The caregiver can use the following tips to keep their mind in peace.