How to support someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the many different types of dementia that an individual can find themselves living with. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many progressive conditions that affect the way the brain functions. Not a lot is known about what causes dementia and there is no known cure at the moment but there are many ways that we can support people living with dementia. Here are some ways that you can help.

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Mobility Aids – there are a variety of mobility aids that you can find from places like Ability Superstore that can help you to support an individual who is finding that some of their mobility or their fine or gross motor skills are affected by dementia.

Patience – having patience is one of the most important things in helping someone with dementia. They themselves will be becoming frustrated that they can’t remember things and they need the people around them to be understanding, calm and patient to allow them to reduce the stress and frustration that they can feel.

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Talking – having conversations with a  person who has dementia is key to maintaining their communication levels as well as giving you an opportunity to let them talk about their memories and the things that they remember. By having this information you will be able to see whether their condition has progressed and also be able to support them going forwards.

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