The worst reaction you can have to your loved one with Dementia is to stay away. Put aside your excuses of wanting to remember them like they were or not wanting to cause them more confusion. Learn how to interact with your loved one with Dementia because they need you now more than ever.
While there is usually a primary care person, caring for an elderly parent is a team effort. There are so many pieces involved in creating a successful care environment and plan that it is virtually impossible to do on your own. Even with my knowledge and limited experience, I still made several mistakes as I branched out to adding home care as part of our new caregiving team.
Our primary focus as family caregivers is to provide our loved one with the best quality of life possible despite their disease and limitations. That’s why finding products that are easy for you elderly loved one with Dementia to use in their daily life is so important.
When friends and family first find out you are moving your elderly parent into your home, you can be bombarded with criticism and “advice” about why it’s a bad idea.
When you begin taking care of an elderly parent, the last thing you expect is for them to be angry at you. Unfortunately, most caregivers receive the brunt of anger and bitterness. There are ways to handle it without letting it destroy you.