Finding basic help for the loved ones!

Dementia has become a global issue and hence it has affected nearly 4,25000 people in Australia. For the loved ones managing the sudden changes in behavior is stressful and confusing. However, you do need to find out the best solutions for them.
There are several ways how dementia may manifest, and beneath are a few common behaviors that describe the categories.
How to manage the different behavior of people suffering from dementia?

 

Apprehension

Characteristics – A feeling of nervousness, or unease of certain outcomes. During anxiety, a person becomes restless and clingy.

Causes – Several factors such as environmental factor can incline the anxiety level. High stress from the job, education, personal relationships are the other ones. However, in a scenario of dementia the brain looks out for familiar faces, and if it does not encounter than apprehension exists. Another one is the loss of functional abilities and cognitive.

Remedies – Calmly respond and offer gentle support to the person. Keep them occupied with several activities. Give them an ample amount of time, and attention. Reduce or eliminate caffeinated drinks and push them towards healthy living.

 

Agitation

Characteristics – Speaking fast, fiddling, crying, cursing, screaming. In general terms, it is a mood disorder that is caused due to hormonal imbalance or alcohol dependency.

Causes – Few of the research affiliates agitation to be the sole cause of depression. However, school stress, burnouts, grief, peer pressure, neurological disorders, autism, bipolar disorder can cause agitation.

Remedies – To remove agitation caused by the stress factor, various relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises, yoga, and other meditative practices can be taken. Further measures such as;
• Boosting self-esteem
• Maintaining steady routine
• Handling behavior in a calm and composed manner
• Involvement in several community activities
• Trying out different exercises.

 

Hostility

Characteristics – Signs of aggression include an expression of violent behavior or unfair attitude. Threats, abuse, violence or damaging of property.

Causes – Broken sleep patterns, illness, uneasiness, a side-effect of medication, and hallucinations.

Remedies – Take account of underlying illness. Be alert for every warning sign and try to eliminate the causes of stress. Focus more on community participation, exercise, meditation and most important also take care of their diets.

 

Depression

Characteristics – In which stage of depression your near ones are going through? Depressions vary according to the individuals; hence, one can’t just figure out an accurate characteristic. The general characteristics of depressions are feelings of sadness, emptiness, tearfulness, lack of sleep, tiredness, agitation, anxiety, restlessness, or feeling of worthlessness.

Causes – There are certain factors that may increase the chances of depression such as abuse, conflict, medications, genetics, or other personal issues.

Remedies – Well, depending on the stage of depression the person is under-going through, the precise remedy can be given. However, certain practices such as setting up a daily routine, goals, exercise patterns, healthy eating habits, and a sleeping timetable.

 

False ideas & Hallucinations

Characteristics – A perception of the existence of certain things, though absence. This includes hearing voices, seeing people, self-talking, or misinterpreting voices. While the false ideas include having a feeling of having a kind of superhuman power, accusing people of hiding and stealing stuff, and other psychiatric illness.

Causes – The possibilities for such an act may be due to the inaccurate interpretation of information. Other issues may be due to hearing problems, sensory overload, unfamiliar cares, and side effects of medication.

Remedies – Maintaining a familiar environment and staying neutral is an easy option. While comforting the person and giving them attention may sort the problem.
With over more than 10+ years of experience in helping and assisting people of dementia, Wise Choice in Home Care has an array of flexible services ranging from a less time of 30 minutes to a 24-hour service.
We understand the service requirement for every case is unique, hence we respect every decision made by you to take care of your family personally. If finances are the real issue, you can take help from the Home Care Packages, provided by the Australian government. To know more about the home care packages in Sydney, Australia, contact us!