Dr Gayle Madden, Admiral Nurse Professional, talks about how couples living with dementia can work together to manage their household, to ensure the person with dementia maintains their sense of identity | via Dementia UK
When someone has dementia and needs to be cared for it is critical that they retain their sense of purpose and value in the home – for the good of the partnership and the couple’s quality of life. Research has shown that frustration, anger or aggression can be mistaken as a symptom of a person’s dementia, when they are actually expressing their upset with the changes that are occurring within their home life.
This article provides some tips for professional and family carers to help the person with dementia feel involved in the running of the household, with their other half, so they maintain a sense of purpose and value.
Full article at Dementia UK