Receiving a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be stressful and overwhelming for you and your loved one. If you aren’t able to provide full-time care, finding a safe, nurturing environment for your loved one is crucial to their well-being.
One of our goals at New Generations is to help families learn how to better communicate with their loved ones. Many of our senior citizen attendants have progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s dementia that pose difficult challenges for their caretakers.
As a caretaker for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may feel a wide range of emotions including sadness, frustration and even anger. It’s normal to be upset by what your loved one is going through, but it’s also important to remember that they are affected, too.
As a primary caretaker, you are faced with a major decision when it comes to choosing the right adult day center. Facilities should provide participants a safe, fun and engaging environment which brightens their day and helps them live life to the fullest.
The way our brains store and access memories is incredibly complex, so not all types of memory loss have the same effects. This means that care can be a little different for a senior with Alzheimer’s or a person with memory loss following a stroke.