How Your Family Can Support a Loved One With Memory Loss

Dec 22, 2022

Finding a way to support a loved one who has memory loss or dementia is challenging. You struggle with loving and comforting them, while also helping the person get medical care that will slow their decline.

Here at Diamondback Healthcare Center in Phoenix, Arizona, we provide memory loss support for individuals in need of healthcare. Our medical services reduce stress on loved ones while improving the health of the person under treatment.

Learn more about how to support a family member or friend who has heartbreaking and often confusing memory loss and dementia. We treat various types of dementia, which include social and cognitive symptoms that are adverse to cognitive processes.

For the Caregivers

  • Gain a working knowledge of how to care for someone in various stages of dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Share responsibilities for taking care of the patient with healthcare and home services instead of trying to do everything yourself or as a household. There is benefit in hiring experts in medical care when it comes to memory care.
  • Learn to have patience with the individual who has memory loss.
  • Be flexible in taking care of the person as their condition declines.
  • Support the rest of the family at this time by taking it easier than usual and being less strict.
  • Rest up — a healthy night’s sleep on a regular basis boosts your immunity.
  • Eat a diet that supports you and your busy schedule, especially as you experience more emotional and physically exhaustion from taking care of your loved one.

For the Loved One

  • Set aside items that the person with dementia or memory loss uses quite often in a centralized location.
  • Maintain a routine in the home so the individual is not easily disrupted.
  • Stay consistent with scheduling, order of the home, etc. so there are few sudden changes.
  • Be direct and provide hints instead of being blunt or overly intrusive with the person suffering from memory loss.
  • Use a calendar and notepad for writing down important information, especially medication schedules and phone numbers.
  • Avoid correcting them or being annoyed if the person is forgetful, as this is a symptom of dementia.
  • Provide the individual with nutritious foods that can slow the decline of age-related dementia.

Choose Diamondback Healthcare Center for Memory Loss Care

If you are struggling to take care of a loved one living at home, due to a decline in cognitive skills, we are here to help. We offer a solution for long-term memory care in a comfortable and safe space.

Our skilled nursing staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide care. Choose Diamondback Healthcare Center for our specialization in caring for individuals who are diagnosed with:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementias
  • Age-related decline

Contact our office at the Memory Care Pavilion at Diamondback Healthcare Center. We look forward to providing your loved one with compassionate care.