The term dementia comes up quite often in discussion these days. We all talk about it but do we really know what this condition is? Dementia refers to degeneration in a person’s cognitive abilities such as thinking, memory, problem-solving, ability to conduct social interactions, etc. This is accompanied by depression, irritability, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and other such personality changes.
Dementia care is usually required by patients who are:
The best care for dementia depends on factors such as the condition of the patient, their personal preference, and financial capability. The patient can either be cared for at dementia care homes or in a hospital. Dementia care in an impersonal space such nursing home may make the patient feel vulnerable. That’s not all, dementia care service in the nursing home is quite expensive.
The best alternative to this is home care for dementia. This allows the patient to live at home amidst their loved ones in familiar surroundings. It also lets the patient stay independently instead of handing over the smallest chores to the professionals at the nursing home.
Dementia involves a progressive decline of a person’s cognitive abilities. This progression involves 7 stages such as:
These stages occur differently in every patient. Not every patient experiences the exact same stages or symptoms.
Whether a patient is being cared for at home or at a dementia care home in India, the key is to help the person feels that he/she is understood with compassion.
Here are some steps that are essential for managing a dementia patient:
Caring for a dementia patient can be quite stressful. The patient requires constant attention and care. When, at times, this doesn’t happen, it may severely impact the treatment plan and the patient’s health. This is where leaving dementia care to the country’s most credible home healthcare company like Portea comes in. Here is how Portea helps:
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