Did you know that your vision becomes impaired with dementia? These changes can be dramatic and can explain these common behaviors in patients living with dementia:
- ➡️Grabbing at things that are not there
- ➡️Startling very easy
- ➡️Having difficulties eating and drinking
- ➡️Not seeing objects in plain sight
- ➡️Putting on soiled clothing
It is important that we respond appropriately to these behaviors. Understanding that behavior are directly linked to vision changes in a dementia patient can improve your interactions and reduce stress for yourself and the loved one with dementia.
Coronavirus: The Fight Continues
During this challenging time, all of us at CJ & Associates Care Consulting want to continue sharing some important tips on taking care of your emotional, social, and physical well-being.
→It’s important to stay active. Keep your body moving. You can go for a walk with the person you are caring for. Please remember to stay 6 feet away from others who may also be out enjoying a walk.
→Calm your mind by taking a few deep breaths when things get stressful. Try some meditations available online. YouTube is a great free resource.
→Keep your mind active. There are a lot of activities you can do with the person you are caring for. Look at photos, cook together, sing, do some arts and crafts, do a puzzle, or read a book.
Staying connected is more important now than ever. Having dementia and caring for someone who has it can be really lonely while staying at home. Remember there are a lot of ways you can still keep in touch and have access to the world outside. Talk with family members, neighbors and friends. Pick up the phone and call. If you have a computer, you can make a Zoom call, use a social media app or Facetime.