Although this website has a dementia focus, the materials are well suited to many caregiving situations.
If you found this site, chances are you are a caregiver with questions:
• Why does he say he wants to go home when he already is?
• Why is bathing such a challenge?
• How can I be sure she isn’t eating moldy food?
But, for a quick response:A person with dementia who says, I want to go home...
Is essentially saying, “I am uncomfortable where I am right now.” Home is where you can find food, drink, a bathroom, a comfortable chair and bed, peace and quiet, and people who love you. In seeking meaning, start from here.
But, for a quick response:Many people with dementia develop a fear of water...
especially fixed shower heads raining down on them. They are also easily chilled, often modest, in pain and frightened by unwanted exposure. Begin by mitigating all that.
But, for a quick response:Older adults often have poor eye sight and a decreased sense of smell...
Those with dementia may also lose their initiative and interest in cooking _ or even eating. If you want to be certain they eat nothing past its prime, you will need to be in charge of refrigerator cleaning and more.