Dementia doesn’t just affect the person developing it – dementia affects everyone around them. If you have a loved one with dementia, it can be a long, difficult road, especially if you are his or her primary caretaker. At All Care at Home, we fully understand what a frustrating, painful struggle it can be. That is why we step in with trained professionals to offer world-class care.
Though we are here to take over care of your loved one, we want to empower you to have great conversations with your loved one at any time. That is why we are using a few blogs to share some must-have tips for communication. In our last blog, we discussed avoiding baby talk and understanding what you’re dealing with. Today, we have two more tips.
Be ready for good and bad days
There is no rhyme or reason to how dementia works. We’ve been studying it for decades, and we’re only starting to understand it. That means some days with your loved one will be rough and others will be amazing – and you’ll have no idea why. The thing to remember is that bad days are not your fault. They don’t have to get you down. Just do your best to make the most of the time you have with your loved one!
You can set yourself up for having a great conversation by having a discussion with your loved one in a quiet, secluded place. Your conversation partner will be able to pour energy into the conversation rather than understanding distractions.