- What is it?
- Caring at home
- Taking care of yourself
- Postural hygiene for carers
- Dependent person
- Communication with the dependent person
- Mobilising the dependent person
- Nutrition and the elderly
- Personal hygiene
- Urinary incontinence
- Changes in bowel movements
- Pressure sores
- Changes in behaviour
- The comunication
- Home environment and dementia
- Lack of appetite and dementia
- Changes in behaviour and dementia
- INFOSA project
Caring for the Caregiver of people with Dementia
Dementia is a clinical syndrome characterised by the deterioration of cognitive ability. This deterioration alters the ability to perform everyday activities. Memory is the ability that is most often lost with dementia, although other mental faculties are also affected, such as language, orientation, decision-making and judgement.
Caring for people with dementia is an important undertaking for a family, and care is usually provided by a relative, who becomes the main care giver. In some cases, carers are not given enough appropriate information to be able to manage caring for a person with dementia at home, which can lead to the carer feeling overwhelmed and in an altered state of mind, and can even lead to the carer developing other illnesses as a result.