Judy Lubier, owner of Seniors Helping Seniors, joins us for Caring for Seniors to help us understand the challenges of caring for a loved one suffering from dementia. She offers useful tips on subjects ranging from basic communicating to learning how to help seniors feel more comfortable in daily activities.
In this segment, we we learned how important it is to discover the afflicted’s past experiences as a way to help with some of the challenging behavior associated with this condition. The disconnect between current reality and past history, which becomes reality for the patient, often confuses and surprises family and friends. Loubier says it’s a treasurable opportunity to discover a time in your parent’s life about which you would otherwise probably not know.
We also got some VERY practical and simple solutions that can help care givers do everything from helping to give a shower to helping them remember who you are. Learn how to make a real difference during a difficult time!
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