Our goal with this blog is simple: to educate and empower our clients and their loved ones by providing them with the tools and resources to make care easier. We do this by offering posts by experts on home care, transition care, dementia, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and elderly care.
Effective and compassionate communication with clients suffering from dementia is critical for professionals and family members alike. We need to have an understanding of "where" our loved ones are, what they are capable of understanding, and the rate at which they are able to process information. Poor communication can create confusion, anxiety, and even depression in some circumstance.
I have always been focused on the human aspects of dementia and Alzheimer's in my career as a nurse. I understand the behavior of these diseases, but the molecular level biology has never been compelling to me as a caregiver. I would prefer to look into someone's eyes before I looked in a microscope.
There are many different causes of memory loss, but they all rob individuals of the family, friends, and experiences that we treasure. Many of us will care for loved ones experiencing some form of memory loss and this video offers a sobering account of what it means to lose our most cherished memories.