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Dementia and Alzheimer's Care and Effective Communication

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease, your family may worry about the best option for care for an elderly loved one.   Although traditional forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s care typically focused on the impaired person, Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, 805-687-7777, understands the importance of broadening to include the family as well.  It is critical to involve the family in the daily support of dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  Engaging family members in the process is important to help them to understand dementia and how to manage day to day.  When a caregiver can work with your family when providing the dementia and Alzheimer’s care your loved one requires, it will enhance your loved one’s quality of life.  Dementia and Alzheimer’s care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara is also beneficial to families who chose to provide the bulk of the care and need respite to prevent becoming overwhelmed or depressed.

After the initial diagnosis of a dementia related disease, your family may fear there is no choice when it comes to care.  You may feel that a major transition and move to a nursing home or assisted living facility is your family’s only option when it comes to care for your loved one.  This is where dementia and Alzheimer’s care by Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara comes into play.  Your loved one can receive the type of dementia and Alzheimer’s expert care they depend on to maintain their daily activities within the comforts of their own home.  Your loved one will cherish the fact that they can remain in their familiar communities and never have to feel the awkwardness or isolation of moving to an institutionalized setting.  All caregivers are expertly trained and experienced in dementia and Alzheimer’s care; available in all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.

In most cases, moving your loved one to an institutionalized setting, as opposed to remaining in the comforts of home, is the more costly option.  Not only is your loved one uprooted in an unfamiliar place, they are spending more of their life savings to receive the dementia and Alzheimer’s care they need.  Studies have clearly indicated that seniors of the newer generation prefer to live out the remainder of their years in the comforts and familiarity of home.  To move your loved one to a less desirable location to receive their dementia and Alzheimer’s care will not only cost more, but they will feel a lesser quality of life.  In families, their loved one has lived in their home for many years. 

Senior Helpers understands the importance of familiarity, routine and communication when it comes to assisting your loved one with dementia and Alzheimer’s care.   After choosing the most favorable option of allowing the trusted caregivers to care for your loved one at home, it is important to have open and clear communication.  An individual with dementia’s ability to process verbal information declines with the progression of the disease, making the way caregivers communicate with them, both verbally and nonverbally, all the more important.  Good communication benefits the person with dementia, as well as the family and caregiver.  Not only is communication a rewarding endeavor, in itself, as it provides ways to share experiences, thoughts and feelings, along with using communication to tip them off to discomfort, pain, dental or vision problems your loved one might experience.  Successful communication can also have a myriad of other benefits.

Effective communication enhanced by an expert in dementia and Alzheimer’s care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can reduce anxiety and confusion in your loved one.  Good communication between your loved one and your family can dramatically improve the relationship between you.  Trust will build and this will improve cooperation from your loved one.