Monday, 27 April 2020 09:11

3 Key Elements Of Effective Dementia Care

It is estimated that approximately 50 million people worldwide have some form of dementia. Daily life can become very challenging for those individuals suffering from dementia and for their loved ones. Dementia can feel overwhelming, but with the right support the disease can become far more manageable. By having the right dementia care in place, individuals with dementia can continue to live happy and comfortable lives.

But what does that kind of support for dementia look like? How can you ensure that your loved one is well-cared for throughout their battle with dementia? Let’s break down the basics of dementia care and highlight how they can support those with this syndrome.

What Is Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions. These conditions are characterized by declines in memory, language, comprehension, and other mental skills. While many conditions are grouped under this syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common case of dementia.

The Fundamentals Of Dementia Care

There are many causes of dementia and there is currently no cure or treatment that can slow or stop its progression. You can, however, offer support to make their experiences more enjoyable, less stressful, and far easier. As memory care specialists, we focus on the following fundamentals with all of our community residents.

Daily Activities

We love to keep our senior residents engaged with an array of stimulating games, pastimes, and field trips. Even the simplest activities can spark the brightest reactions from those with dementia. With the right activities, people with dementia can:

  • Develop emotional bonds with their caregivers and others
  • Experience less daily anxiety and irritability
  • Feel accomplished and encouraged to freely express themselves

At our memory care residences, residents are engaged in activities on a daily basis. Whether we’re working on a puzzle or baking a tasty treat, our residents always have the support they need within arms reach.

Friendly Human Connections

Some of the most common symptoms of dementia are feelings of isolation and confusion. The best way to overcome these troubling symptoms is by establishing and maintaining positive human connections.

The best dementia caregivers will strive to form strong personal connections with their patients. By showing compassion and empathy, they can help those patients feel cared for, connected, and comfortable. We believe those kinds of relationships are foundational for effective memory care.

A Personalized Strategy

Each individual’s experience with dementia is different. The mental impacts and support needs are unique to each stage of dementia and to every afflicted person. It is abundantly clear that a “one-size-fits-all” care approach can never be the answer for those afflicted by dementia. And we take that belief to heart at The Creeks.

At our memory care residences, we take a person-centered approach to our dementia support services. Everything from private suites to the daily activities is custom-tailored to each resident in our community. This individualized strategy helps ensure that each patient is receiving the care that they want and deserve.

Witness Quality Dementia Care In Practice

Your loved one deserves to receive the best possible support for their dementia condition. At The Creeks, we aim to provide that kind of exceptional care for every resident. Our caregivers prioritize personalized care for each resident and we work hard to form strong relationships with them. With daily activities and friendly faces, your loved one will feel right at home at The Creeks.

Contact The Creeks today to schedule your tour of our dementia care residences.