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?
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.
Getting to know my MIL beyond my own experiences with her reminds me every day why I have chosen to be her caregiver. Most importantly, it turns a duty to take care of a family member into a desire to love through caregiving.
Despite all our research and advancements, Dementia is still such a mystery. Having a better understanding of what someone with Dementia may be experiencing will make you a more patient caregiver.
As a caregiver, you have to be creative and work around the symptoms and changes of Dementia, some of which are expected and some you might not expect.