Dementia - Home Treatment
Home treatment for
dementia involves teamwork among health professionals
and caregivers to create a safe and comfortable environment and to make tasks
of daily living as easy as possible. People who have mild dementia can be involved in planning for the future and organizing the home and daily tasks.
Tips for caregivers
Work with the team of health professionals to:
The team can also help you learn how to manage behavior problems. For example, you can learn ways to:
Caregivers should remember to
seek support from other family and friends. For more
information, see the topic
Nursing home placement
Even with the best care,
a person with progressive dementia will decline, perhaps to the point where the caregiver is no longer physically, emotionally, or financially able to provide
Making the decision about
nursing home placement is often very difficult. Every family needs to consider
its own financial situation, emotional capacity, and other issues.
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