Giving gifts is hard especially when you are giving to someone with any kind of special need. Finding meaningful gifts for someone with Dementia presents an unusual challenge. Dementia changes a person. The things your loved one once enjoyed now just bring them confusion and pain. What can you give to someone with Dementia?
We hear a lot these days about making choices and how they’re our choices to make. Our society likes the idea of us making a choice for ourselves while our friends and family do nothing but applaud our individuality. Everyday however, caregivers are experiencing the backlash of our parents’ and loved ones’ individual lifestyle choices.
As an adult I know I can eat whatever I want but I also know that choices come with consequences. But what happens to our loved one’s that are no longer aware of the consequences of their choices? What happens to those that live in the moment with very little thought about future repercussions?
Every caregiver needs a break at some point. But how do we take one without causing ourselves or our loved one more stress? Find out how to prepare for respite care when you need a break from caregiving.
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.
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.