Are you caring for a loved one who has a dementia diagnosis? Is the current COVID-19 healthcare crisis making your caregiving more challenging? Is your loved one needing more one on one interaction and activities to calm their anxiety? Resident Life Coordinator and Certified Dementia Practitioner, Dee Metcalf, shares some simple caregiving tips to help you and your loved one cope with the current COVID-19 healthcare crisis. Click video link below to learn more.
Dementia Caregiver Tips
The birds are chirping and the sweet smells of springtime are finally here! The rites of spring may include enjoying outdoor activities and indoor spring cleaning activities. For seniors, these activities can pose safety challenges. Listed below are some helpful tips for senior safety around the home this spring.
Visits and phone calls present opportunities to assess how older family members seem to be doing, particularly if they live alone or are relatively independent. Small changes that occur gradually over time can be hard to spot, especially when you are in regular contact with your loved one. But if several months go by between visits, changes can be more apparent.
Caring for someone with dementia is rewarding at times, but is often trying as well. One of the biggest challenges you face is being able to deal with the stress and strain of being a caregiver to someone with dementia. You might feel lost at times. As the disease progresses, so do your responsibilities. Your support system of family and friends may seem to grow distant. You may find yourself growing moody and less energetic, doubting your abilities. At Superior Care Home, we can help you refocus, reenergize, avoid caregiver burnout and, most importantly, stay healthy.