If you are providing senior care for a spouse or parent with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease, and one of the most difficult is the change in moods – the night and day difference from that sweet, kind person into a bitter, fussy bully. The emotional trauma those personality shifts can cause are often devastating, particularly for a family member who has been providing dedicated, selfless care for the senior.
It’s important as the senior care provider to try not to take these mean behaviors personally, as difficult as that may be, and to remember that the person is typically speaking from a place of fear or frustration. Use the following tips to help ease a difficult situation and restore peace:
It’s of utmost importance for senior caregivers to also save some time for themselves to renew energy and refresh their minds, especially after agitating episodes with their loved one. Midnight Sun Home Care in Alaska is ready to provide compassionate, experienced, and patient Alzheimer’s and dementia care, offering the respite care that families require. Call us at (907) 677-7890 to learn more or contact us online by clicking here.