Every week I get asked at least one time, “Beth, can you help me convince my mom to move into assisted living?” Another thing I hear regularly is “I am so frustrated with my mom. Dad has died, and she fell last week. I do not understand why she does not see the need for me to help her get some help in the home? What is wrong with her?”
The holidays always have a way of sneaking up on us, and if you are a last-minute shopper like some of us here at CaraVita Home Care, you may be frantically online shopping to get the job done before your family gathering.
The holiday season is upon us! If you are caring for a loved one living with dementia, the holiday season can be both wonderful and challenging. It is a great time of the year to engage with your loved one in favorite activities and memories from holidays past, but it can also be difficult to navigate these traditions in new ways that offer the proper support for them.
CaraVita’s Dementia Life program is an approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care that is focused on honoring the uniqueness of each individual we serve. Though dementia may steal a person’s memories, those living with dementia can still experience moments of connection and joy. At the end of the day, our lives are not measured by the number of things we have accomplished, but the relationships that we have formed along the way. In Dementia Life, we seek to create environments where those living with dementia can continue to connect to those around them and feel a sense of accomplishment each day. Whether it is making sure someone gets a hug before they get out of bed, or finding the right jazz song to dance to in the afternoon, we want each day in the lives of those we serve to be meaningful and full of engagement.
Many times when you are caring for a loved one with dementia you often forget about engaging them in creative activities. As a caregiver you are often confronted with just making it through the day by providing assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, going to doctor appointments or fixing meals. But what if you could look beyond the challenges and focus your energy on creating Moments of Joy throughout the day.
Topics: Caregiver Spotlight
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