Dementia is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory, and reasoning that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Many products are available that can be used to help adapt the home environment to help make the daily living process easier.
Adapting the home environment can help deal with some of the challenges that people with Alzheimer’s disease face, but also to help make every day routines easier – such as eating, bathing, and dressing aids that help to make life easier for the person with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver.
People with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia have special needs and require special help. The person’s independence will vary depending on the stage and progression. Your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease may need help with personal care activities, including eating, bathing, shaving, and using the toilet. To assist with these activities, caregivers need knowledge, skill, and patience. Using the right adaptive equipment for activities of daily living may be helpful for caregivers.
Browse these articles for more information on adaptive living and Alzheimer’s disease.
Keeping up good eating habits with Alzheimer’s disease
Bathing loved one with Alzheimer’s can be easier
Bathroom cleanliness is a must
Comfort in Bed: Prevent sleep disruptions with Alzheimer’s
High-contrast utensils help those with Alzheimer’s
Keep your loved one’s hair clean between bath times
Preventing falls for those with Alzheimer’s
With Alzheimer’s, fall prevention should be kept in mind