8 Things Dementia Sufferers Would Tell You[/mp_code]
8 Things Dementia Sufferers Tips and Pointers
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Med-Q Automatic Pill Dispenser with Alarms Tips for Communicating with a Person suffering with Dementia:
- The most simple thing you can do to make me feel safe, secure, and happy? A simple smile and a laugh.
- You ought to take this into consideration. When you get “stressed out”, “tense as well as” getting up tight” it makes the dementia sufferer stressed and uptight.
- Try not getting bent out of shape when I do something that seems nutty to you but to me seems, perfectly normal. Try just smiling at me? It will lower the tension level for both of us.
- It is crucial to understand and be driven by the fact that it is my short term memory that is compromised. This will be made worse if you talk too fast, or use to many different words.
- You can predict the things i am going to say if you go off into lengthy, blusterous explanations on even the most basic issues.why we should do something? The fact of the matter is that I am going to say No. This is because I am not able to be sure if you are asking me to do something I like. On the other hand, you may be asking me to do something i don’t like. Odds are, I’ll just say No to be safe.
- Slow it down. Never, ever sneak up on me and just start to talk. Always remember the importance of a smiles.
- Make sure you have my full, undivided attention before you start speaking to me. What are the results of starting speaking and you don’t have my full attention. You will just confuse me. I am always going to give a flat NO. You can count on it 100 Percent.
- I have a short attention span and my ability to pay attention have been compromised. Please make eye contact with me before you start talking. A nice smile always gets my attention. Did I mention that before?
- Never talk to me like I am a child or stupid. I am sure that you would not like it if I did that to you. Give this a lot of thought. If you come back later and tell me you are sorry, I will not have a clue what you are talking about. Please, stop doing it and I promise you that we will get along much better. This will work better than you think.
- You talk too much — instead try taking my hand and leading the way. I need a guide not a person to nag me all the time.
The dementia sufferers have a Journey that is hard for the sufferer as well as their care giver. Daily tasks, such as taking medication, can be insurmountable. Coping with the challenges is no easy task. Rule number 1, use others ideas and proven results to help you.[/mp_code]