Tips to take care of loved one or relative with dementia

Dementia is a group of thinking and social symptoms that are caused when the brain is damaged by diseases.

If your loved one is diagnosed with dementia and you plan to take his or her responsibility then do not think yourself as a ‘caregiver’ but as a ‘care partner’.

Here are some tips for care partners to manage people with dementia.

Use simple techniques to deal with the dementia patient such as maintain eye contact, play soft music, speak in a slow & calm way, look at photo albums together and reduce background noise whenever possible.

Join support groups in your area and learn from other people’s experiences to understand how they take care of their family members or spouses with dementia.

Make sure to inform your family, friends and neighbours of how they can help and what they can do to make the dementia patient feel better.

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