This is another post that comes to us from Personal Health Records, another WordPress blog. This article gives some tips about caring for a person with late stage dementia. Do you have any additional tips or maybe some insights into how these tips have or haven’t worked for you? Share your knowledge and let us know in the comments below.
Most dementias in older persons are slow to develop. Alzheimer’s disease, the leading cause of dementia, progresses over many years.
Late-stage dementia is tough on everyone. The person with dementia may be fully incontinent, need help with eating, have difficulty walking, no longer be able to communicate, and almost certainly requires significant care. Families grieve their loss, particularly if the person no longer recognizes close friends and relatives.
How can you help someone during this part of life’s journey? Dementia expert David Troxel, who worked with the Home Instead Senior Care® network to develop its Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Training Program, recommends these approaches:
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