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Dementia Triggers

The Importance Of Memory Care In RAL Homes

When seniors show signs of extreme confusion, frustration, and emotional distress, caregivers need to know how to handle such sensitive situations. These are often symptoms of dementia. Understanding their needs and patterns of behavior sheds light on how to care for dementia care residents. Various scenarios range from seniors repeatedly echoing the same words, “I want to go home,” “When are we leaving,” and “Where are we going?” Some seniors refuse to eat, reject participation in daily activities and neglect hygiene. The absolute best care for residents wrestling with symptoms of dementia consists of professionally proven strategies that help benefit both seniors and staff.