As we age, we do not need the same amount of sleep. However, when your dad is living with a chronic condition or a disease, such as dementia, getting a good night’s rest is a fleeting thought. If your dad or mom cannot enter deep sleep, they may exhibit behavioural problems. Many factors contribute to your loved one’s sleep disruption, including end-of-day exhaustion, an upset “internal body clock,” or medical conditions. A senior with Alzheimer’s who struggles with getting proper rest may struggle with increased confusion, anxiety, and agitation.
Take heart and give your loved one a better night’s sleep with some preparation. When you cannot be home to provide senior care, call for help from the trained personal support workers from Home Instead Senior Care. Not only do we care for dementia patients, but we also support families with companionship, personal care, and respite care services. We are here to help you and your loved ones during this season of life.
Caring for a dementia patient is both rewarding and challenging. Of course, you want Dad to get the best possible rest even when his body is struggling against it. Here are some tips for you to give both of you a better night’s rest:
Help your Dad sleep better by taking steps to work with his body’s changes as the symptoms of dementia make steady progress. The team at Home Instead Senior Care Waterloo can help. Our staff is always ready to step in and provide assistance with dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or any of our other senior care services. We also offer several resources to help you through this trying time.
Call us at (519) 571-1665 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care for seniors we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.
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