DEMENTIA: HELPING A LOVED ONE
Practical tips for coping with the dementia of a loved one
Dementia is condition affecting the brain caused by either disease or injury. Typically, it is known to cause personality changes, impaired memory and reasoning.
During this time of our loved-one’s life, we have a wonderful opportunity to show gratitude and give back in a similar way they gave to us;
unconditional love that celebrates who they are as they progress through their ageing journey. Even our elderly neighbor has a story…he or she has a dream, interests and hobbies.
When someone has dementia, they can become repetitive. They may portray signs of verbal agitation and can get confused easily. Someone with dementia often has a better