A Dementia diagnosis is a hard truth for any family to face. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a stressful, exhausting, and profoundly emotional experience – but with the right tools and preparation, care can be a little easier. When your loved one is diagnosed with dementia, you might feel lost and overwhelmed. Still, your loved one needs your support and encouragement as they face this difficult time. You want to support them, but just don’t know how.
Too often, the emotional needs of a person with dementia are overlooked or unmet. It makes sense – the physical care can be quite taxing, between feeding, bathing, clothing, and everything else. Not to mention, it’s difficult to be emotionally present for a person with dementia – especially when it reaches the more severe stages. Emotional outbursts, difficulty speaking, and changes in personality can all be barriers in helping a person to emotionally connect. Still, these very difficulties are the reason that our loved ones need our emotional support more than ever.
In this episode, we’ll dive into how you can provide the care and nurturing your loved one needs to help them feel strong, safe, and secure as you move through this journey together.