Dementia Care Tips
Our campaign #CareAboutDementia is all about raising awareness of living with dementia and some of the things we can all do to help when caring for a person with it.
It can often be the simplest things such as reminiscing with a person about happy memories or more practically thinking about aids such as labels with words or pictures around the home which might help memory.
As part of the campaign, our wonderful CAREGivers here at the East Shropshire office shared some of their insights into how they #CareAboutDementia.
'Be prepared to listen' – Pam S
'Treat the person living with Dementia as you would wish to be treated. Treat them as a unique individual and provide reassurance. Keep smiling!' – Hayley H
'Patience, understanding and encouraging communication' – Mel R
‘Give Love’ – Heather M
Another top tip for supporting someone with Dementia! 'Speak slowly and with a smile on your face!' – Oana V
'If a client becomes confused, redirect their attention elsewhere' - Jane B
'Be patient, kind and understanding' – Karen D
‘Be Patient’ – Nicola J
'Get the persons full attention before you start speaking to them' – Jayne C