Elderly Care in Norwalk CT: What Can You Do to Help Your Elderly Loved One's Family Understand Your Parent's Dementia?

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Elderly Care in Norwalk CT: What Can You Do to Help Your Elderly Loved One's Family Understand Your Parent's Dementia?



Elderly Care in Norwalk CTHaving an elderly loved one receive a diagnosis of dementia can be disheartening not just for you, but also for other family members. What you do afterward, however, can make the situation easier for both your elderly loved one and her other family members. Try some of these suggestions to help everyone to cope with the diagnosis.

Get as Much Information about Your Loved One's Condition as You Can

Chances are that if this is a new diagnosis, you're having trouble coping a bit, too. So the first step is to get as much information about your loved one's current health and condition as you can. You also need to understand what's coming down the road for your loved one so that you can prepare her, yourself, and your other family members.

Keep Other Family Members Informed about Changes to Her Health

The entire family can't pile into your loved one's doctor's appointments, of course, so the answer is for you to share information that you learn with them regularly. The easiest way to do this is with a family meeting of some sort, whether that's in person, via phone, or even through a video conference.

Encourage Family Members to Spend Time with Your Loved One

Some family members might be a little scared or worried about spending time with your elderly loved one after a dementia diagnosis. It's important to remind them that she's still their loved one and she's still the same person. Some of her behaviors might change over time, but she's still the person that they love.

Plan Ahead as Much as You Can

This new diagnosis is going to mean quite a few changes for your loved one, your other family members, and yourself. Whenever possible, planning ahead for those changes and for what everyone involved in the situation need can help you to keep everything together. You can't anticipate every single situation, of course, but you can try your best to make things easier for yourself.

Elderly care providers can also be a good source of information about keeping family members educated.

Source
http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/alzheimers-dementia

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Norwalk, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAMâ„¢.

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