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Behavioral Approach Key to Successful Dementia Care
Jane Potter, M.D. of the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging discusses approaches to Dementia Care that help preserve skills.
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We Can Help You Through the Challenges of Dementia

Have you ever felt the frustration of misplaced keys or glasses? Having a word on the tip of your tongue? Or missing a dose of medicine?

Now imagine encountering these frustrating experiences, but with double the magnitude. Short memory lapses are common as individuals age. Dementia, though, is a progressive decline in cognitive function beyond what may be expected from the normal aging process. Elderly adults suffering from dementia often have trouble with memory, attention, language, and problem solving. They may tend to repeat questions, get confused about people or time, become disoriented, or neglect personal hygiene and nutrition. And when those suffering from dementia are unable to express their thoughts, they often feel pain, embarrassment, and frustration.

Caring for someone with dementia takes a great deal of patience, empathy, and love. Particularly as memory loss progresses, this type of care can cause an enormous amount of stress to a family caregiver.

Our Unique Dementia CARE Training Program

Countless families like yours have trusted our Home Instead Senior Care® office to provide one-on-one home care for those suffering from dementia. The Home Instead Senior Care network's unique training program for Alzheimer’s and other dementias was developed as part of its CARE: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM program. Through this training, our CAREGiversSM provide the highest quality of care, changing the way people live with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. CAREGivers are prepared to:

  • Encourage engagement
  • Provide mind-stimulating activities
  • Supervise daily activities
  • Create social interaction
  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Provide nutritious meals
  • Manage changing behaviors
  • Support the family

Aside from a few treatable types of dementia (like those linked to depression or specific medical conditions), there is no cure for this illness. Our approach of encouragement and assistance helps family members cope with the challenges of dementia. Our CAREGivers can provide assistance with establishing a regular routine and restoring the simple pleasures of life in familiar surroundings, which remains one of the best non-medical treatments for dementia.


To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia, visit our Alzheimer’s and Dementia CARE Services section or contact us.

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