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How to Care for Alzheimer's Patients

MediNurse offers caring tips for Alzheimer's patients

Hearing of a loved one’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be devastating. Whether your spouse, a parent, or a best friend is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, MediNurse can help. We understand the significance of a caretaker and we are here to help you and the patient maintain the best quality of life possible.

From companions to highly trained Registered Nurses, we can be there from an hour a day to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We know that not all Alzheimer’s patients are alike. Everyone progresses through the disease at different stages and we will provide assistance however, and whenever, needed.

Here are a few tips when providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s:

•Find activities that the person can do.  Try to build on existing skills versus teaching him or her something new.

•Choose simple words and short sentences and use a gentle, calm tone of voice.

•Try to frame questions and instructions in a positive way.

•Eating can be a challenge. Ensure a quiet, calm atmosphere for eating. Limiting noise and other distractions may help the person focus on the meal.

•Try to keep bedtime at a similar time each evening.

For more information or to contact MediNurse, visit us at www.medinurse.com or call 314.781.2800.

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