Working With Dementia

“For adult children the recognition of dementia can either be a slow process or it can be ‘WOW! Things have changed!’ This coupled with honoring the loved ones wishes about staying at home can create a dilemma.

For those who are physically close to the person affected with dementia it can be hard to recognize the progress of the disease. The progress of the disease is generally slow and the day-to-day changes are slight. Some people get caught up in the denial approach where one would rather look the other way and rationalize the changes as “just aging”.

The ‘WOW! Things have changed’ usually comes from someone who has been absent and re-enters into a person’s life only to realize the significant changes in their loved one’s ability to manage daily activities.”  To read more about the article and find tips on how to better help patients or loved ones with dementia, click on the link below.

Denis Ashauer, “Living With Dementia”
Senior’s List

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