What To Do And How To Care For A Person Who Loses Their Memory

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Memory loss can be caused by many factors.

Memory loss is unusual forgetfulness and can occur for a short time and then resolve. There are other cases in which it is permanent and, depending on the cause, it can get worse over time.

According to data released by the Bright Focus Foundation, it is believed that there are 46.8 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. By 2030, if there are no novel discoveries, we will see an increase, reaching almost 74.7 million.5 By 2050, the rates could exceed 131.5 million.

There is no guide to caring for people with this condition, and in general, there are many doubts. The International Center on Aging has shared some recommendations on how to care for these people.

People need to be grounded in reality. When someone has memory loss, they often forget important things. When we remind you of this loss, we also remind you of the pain of that loss. When someone wants to go home, reassuring them that you are home often spark an argument. Redirecting him and asking him to tell you about the person he asked about or his home is a better way to calm a person with dementia.

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Reaching agreements does not work. If you ask your loved one not to do something anymore, or to remember to do something, they will soon forget. For people in the early stages of dementia, leaving notes as reminders can sometimes help, but as the disease progresses, this will not work. Taking action, rearranging the environment, rather than talking and arguing, is usually a more successful approach.

Doctors often need to be educated by you. You must tell the doctor what you see at home. The doctor cannot tell during an exam that your loved one has been up all night tossing and turning.

You can’t do everything. It’s okay to accept help before you despair.

It’s easy to overestimate and underestimate what your loved one can do. It is often easier to do something for our loved ones than to let them do it for themselves. However, if we do it for them, they will lose the ability to be independent in that ability.

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