Many of our caregivers are finding themselves caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or seniors that maybe set in his or her ways. Making more stress on the caregiver within the household.
Here are some tips on how cope with agitation or aggression:
-Reassure the person. Speak calmly. Listen to his or her concerns and frustrations.
-Try to show that you understand if the person is angry or fearful.
-Allow the person to keep as much control in his or her life as possible.
- Try to keep a routine, such as bathing,
dressing, and eating at the same
time each day.
-Build quiet times into the day, along
-Keep well-loved objects and
photographs around the house to
help the person feel more secure.
-Try soothing music,
reading, or walks.
-Reduce noise, clutter, or the number
of people in the room.
-Try to distract the person with a
favorite snack, object, or activity.
-Limit the amount of caffeine, sugar, and “junk food” the person drinks and eats.
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.