Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia requires experience and knowledge, as well as compassion. Eating healthy foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products, is essential. And we know that simply being active and getting plenty of exercise improves the health and mood of people with dementia. Exercise helps keep muscles, joints, and the heart in good shape. It also helps people stay at a healthy weight, have regular bowel movements, and keep healthy sleep habits.
One of the main things to remember about Alzheimer’s care- and dementia care in general- is that any senior citizen will consider the ability to live independently as a sign of dignity; recognizing this desire to remain self-sufficient is critical no matter how advanced the case of Alzheimer’s. Allowing an individual with Alzheimer’s to keep this sense of independence will help them emotionally cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s. Of course, letting an individual with Alzheimer’s live independently while making sure that someone is there to keep watch over them is a delicate balance, but once that balance is found, living with Alzheimer’s will go much more manageable, for both the individual and the person caring for them.
At San Diego Compassionate Caregivers we strive to provide the best Alzheimer’s care as well as other dementia services, helping our clients live and enjoy their lives to the fullest by providing the support and help they need along the way. Our mission and philosophy is to use every opportunity to help our clients with Alzheimer’s feel better about themselves and their lives.