Providing in-home care for somebody with Lewy body dementia, or LBD, can be difficult. If you are trying to do it all on your own, you may run into problems where you are not sure what to do.
These tips will help you provide care for somebody you care about who has this condition. These tips also help you ensure that your loved one with LBD receives the elderly home care he or she needs to be safe and healthy.
Establish a Solid Routine
Elderly people with Lewy body dementia rely on a solid routine. Those with a routine are more likely to have reduced stress. An elderly home care worker helps you establish a routine or sticks with the routine that you have already set up.
Limit Caffeine Consumption
Caffeine consumption can provide a lot of agitation for individuals with LBD. Those with this condition can become restless with a lot of caffeine, and it can also contribute to sleep disorders. A home care professional can provide healthy food and drink options that do not include caffeine. These professionals are good at providing healthy alternatives.
Encourage Light, Healthy Exercise
People with LBD need exercise, but they may have limits as to what kinds of exercise they can do. This means that your loved one may need to walk or do light yoga. Elder home care professionals can assist with some light exercise or facilitate exercise options when you are not available to do so.
Task Modifications Provide Positive Experiences
You may need to adjust some of the tasks your loved one does. For instance, you may need to provide safe stepping stools or put extra chairs around the home to help with fatigue. A professional who understands caregiving needs can provide more help with modifications you might need.
Hydration is key for all seniors, but those with LBD may be less likely to drink water regularly. You and your loved one's home care providers can encourage your loved one to drink water regularly.
Learn About Effective Communication Practices
Communication can be difficult for those who have LBD. You and a professional can work together to communicate effectively and prevent misunderstandings and mishaps.
Consider In-Home Care
In-home care is extremely helpful for individuals like your loved one. If your loved one has Lewy body dementia, elder home care can help them not only get by, but thrive. Thriving is possible for those who just need a little more help.Share
29 August 2020
In the past, when I thought about home health care, I pictured an elderly man or woman stuck in bed just waiting to take his or her final breath. What I have recently learned is that there are people of all ages that can benefit from home health care specialists. When my niece was diagnosed with a rare liver disorder, our family rallied and did everything possible to make the new way of life as easy for my sister as possible. We spent hours over at her house helping with the baby, but then, my sister said she didn't need us as much --She had hired a home care aid. I hope this helps you in the future.