Although the strategy to take care of a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is built with respect to the level of the dementia and the symptoms of the disease, there are some common practices to adapt that will help you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Keeping in mind that people with Alzheimer’s disease often present a behavior that makes the disease a challenging journey not only for themselves but also for their loved ones; we have compiled a list of ways to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Remember, they are suffering from a disease that needs constant medication. Keep a list of all the necessary medicines with you and at home of the patient. Also keep a note of the times they should be given medicine and remind them.
Even though they do not recognize faces and events, try to have meaningful conversation with them and remind them of the events. They do remember events from the long past, try to have conversation about those events and let them express themselves.
It is common of a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to ask question repeatedly which might make you angry but please take a deep breath when you feel angry and let it go.
The conversation with a patient suffering from dementia can be limited, however, it is necessary to sit and have cup of tea or a meal with them.
The most frustrating feeling for a patient suffering from the disease is to feel disconnected from people they once knew and loved. Tell them you love them and whatever happens they are important to you.