Alzheimer’s disease and dementia effects approximately 1.5 million Americans today, and will continue to increase over time. Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia, is a degenerative disease which causes cognitive deficiencies, behavioral impairment and memory loss. These symptoms can be stressful for both the patient and caretaker, which is often a family member.
Internal and external coping strategies can help improve the way of life for both the senior parent who is living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and their adult children.
Internal coping skills include:
Passivity – acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance.
Problem Solving Skills – when issues arise, work with the situation at hand or “reframing the problem”.
External coping skills include:
Family Support – reach out to family members for emotional support or help.. Community senior centers are also a good way to find organizations that can assist with you and your family’s needs.
Professional Support – Connect with nurses and caretakers for help in the home. This can be very helpful for the parent with dementia orAlzheimer’s, and their families.
Having home care can be very beneficial for patients with Alzheimer’s, as day to day tasks like cooking meals and bathing can become quite complicated. Many home care agencies can help with other needs such as: companionship, medicine management errand running and doctor appointment visits. Seniors can then carry on with their lives in the comforts and familiarities of their own home. Families who now have assistance from caretakers can live an overall better, efficient lifestyle where daily needs of loved ones are met. The compassion factors from home care providers help immensely with families coping with their senior loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Adult children and their family are all effected as a whole when a loved one is dealing with a cognitive degrading disease; in-home care provides compassionate assistance for the senior living with Alzheimer’s can maintain a healthy, positive balanced life.
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