When you last visited your mom, did her clothes seem a little disheveled? Was her hair combed? Could she remember the last time she brushed her teeth or took a shower? If your mom has been diagnosed with dementia, her ability to remember everyday tasks will become limited. She may also have problems with critical thinking, become agitated when in an overly stimulating environment, and fail to find the right words in conversations. She may forget to take her prescription medicine or eat her meals.
You and your loved one do not have to live in discouragement as the disease takes over. On the contrary, caring for dementia patients is one of our specialties at Home Instead Senior Care. Our caregivers are highly trained to assist your aging parent in the comfort of their home with services such as companionship and personal care. We also help family caregivers take a break with respite care.
What do you do when your parent suffers from memory loss, and you need to communicate with her? It’s easy to get discouraged when you have to repeat yourself continually, but there are steps you can take to be successful talking with Mom:
One of the most essential suggestions to remember is to not argue with your senior loved one. Even if you know you are right, let it go. Arguing probably will not change anything. You can handle it later when emotions are not so tense.
Rest assured that Mom or Dad is well cared for when you seek the support from the team of PSWs at Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga. Our staff is eager to assist you or your loved one with dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or any of our other senior care services. We also offer many other resources to help you through this season of life.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 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 Mississauga area.
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