Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. The abilities of persons with dementia decline in many ways. This affects them and everyone around them — family members, friends, colleagues, etc. As dementia progresses, memory loss goes on the rise and patients may lose cognizance of people, places and even the time line of their life they are into. They have difficulty finding the right words to express themselves too. They may withdraw or become frustrated, confused, agitated, or even abusive. One needs to understand that dementia is a medical condition that cannot be cured. It is a case of serious brain damage that is irreversible with medicines. More than medicines, the patient needs good care which may not be easy in the confines of normal domestic lives.
Family members do not know how to help dementia patients. They do not know about caregiving skills, available resources, or support. They think the person is having typical old age problems. They expect the person with dementia to think and behave like elders who don’t have dementia. This makes things more difficult for the person with dementia.
V-Golden Age Health & Mediecare (India) Pvt. Ltd. is one of its kind facility, an assisted living home offering step-down care for the aged as well as all those with a life-limiting illness, injury or in need of a short-term rehab after an accident. What makes the facility unique is its commitment to the cause and a refreshing approach of providing specialized attention and assistance, emotional and physical security, social companionship, a sense of belonging within the comforts of a homely atmosphere.
Our Dementia Care Management Includes:
Conducive Environment: A safe, no accident prone and easy to move room facilities and a dedicated caretaker that does not stress the patient to remember ways to kitchen, washrooms and other areas like home.
Communication: It is important to understand what the patient needs to express even if he may not be able to put it into words. Communicating with them is a task of patience with words and sentences to be spoken slowly and clearly. Our caregivers have mastered this art to make the patients comfortable.
Helping with ADL: Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are self-care activities of the patient that he no longer perform without assistance. Washing, dressing, grooming, toileting and eating. In addition taking care of the patient’s medication and physical exercise.
Handling Changed Behaviour: Dementia causes reduction in abilities. Changed behaviour can be behaviour of concern like screaming, being rude, mocking, slapping, sleeplessness or constant dowsing, delusions, hoarding on items and causing inconvenience to others. Our caregivers are trained to be calm and peaceful in their approach to handle such situations.