Dementia is usually experienced by people who are elderly. Very minimal occurs at a productive age. That is because the cause of dementia is aging. As we get older, our endurance decreases. The reduced resistance of the human body is also influenced by unhealthy lifestyles. Like eating unhealthy foods, smoking, consuming alcohol, lack of time to rest, and also exercise. Therefore, you can start a healthy lifestyle as early as you can.
Doing activities that require relaxation when doing it, is a good type of activity for dementia. However, the activities given to dementia patients must adjust to the symptoms of the patient. You can also use these activities to get closer to patients with dementia. For example, cooking together, reading stories in books, and discussing a topic. Look for activities that are best suited for the patient's personality. So that patients can easily do these activities. Because the purpose of this activity is to provide confidence to the patient while providing comfort to everything around them.
In order to engage with patients with dementia, you must carefully plan activities that involve patients. There are factors that influence this. First, think of activities that are appropriate to the conditions. After that, consideration of the surrounding conditions while doing the activity. Is the patient comfortable with the atmosphere? Or is he annoyed? And the last thing is, you have to remember that the most important of these activities is the process. However the results of these activities, the process experienced by you and the patient are far more important. You do not need to do difficult activities. Enough with simple activities but with a fun process and give meaning to patients.
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In a relationship, people tend to avoid debate. Because debate rarely has a good effect. Unless indeed arguing is part of the job. So even with dementia patients. How can you argue with someone who is sick? So, it is better to avoid situations that can cause debate. If a debate happens accidentally, take action to budge. Because if you continue the debate, you only make the situation worse. To avoid debates, you can start by remembering things you shouldn't do with dementia patients. For example, asking about his memory of something. Because you should already know that the memory function in the brain of a dementia patient can not process properly.