How to Handle a Combative Dementia Patient with Patience
When caring for a loved one or a patient with dementia, one of the hardest duties to encounter is when they become combative. Of course, we understand this is just dementia and not really who they are, and we want to be as compassionate and caring as possible. Understanding dementia and symptoms help when dealing with different complexities.
The Top 8 Tips For Managing Dementia as a Caregiver
Family members caring for a loved one with dementia will eventually become overwhelmed; it’s unavoidable. As the disease progresses, there will be more challenges to keep the person safe, nourished, and comfortable. What can you, as the primary caregiver do to help yourself and the person in your care? Reality ...
Safety and Medication Management for Dementia Patients
The elderly person with dementia will eventually need to have his medication administration monitored. Forgetfulness contributes to non-adherence to the medication regimen. However, psychiatric symptoms can do the same. Paranoia is not uncommon, and the person may be suspicious and refuse to take medications out of fear that someone is trying to cause them harm. As an aside, this also happens with food and fluids. Frequent medication reviews should take place, and the prescriber should discontinue any unnecessary meds.