Impact of dementia on the relationship with a caretaker
Living with a degenerative mental disease is quite a challenge for the afflicted, but its effects are also felt by those around them. This is especially the case for close family or a spouse who transitions into being the primary caretaker for a senior with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, and many other forms of dementia, change more than just the emotional dynamic, leaving many overwhelmed. In many cases, the problem arises due to the added responsibility that comes with dementia care. For a spouse, the shift in intimacy alone can pose problems, especially when it comes to communication. Howe...Continue Reading
5 Reasons to set a daily routine for your elders
When living with and caring for elderly family members, your priority should be to maximise safety. While you can read about the ways to help seniors prevent falls, an effective way to put safety first is to introduce the element of predictability into everyday living. Here, routine plays a key role. The logic is that if you can predict an elder’s movements throughout the day, you can avoid potential accidents or mishaps. In addition to that, daily routines also work beneficially for senior citizens with dementia. Those with a progressive, degenerative dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease ben...Continue Reading
How to spot anxiety and depression in elders? 5 signs to look out for
Old age, often considered the dessert of life, is a delicate time that demands significant amounts of personalised care. This is mainly because senior citizens grow physically weaker and more prone to injury as they age, and inconveniences can have a significant impact on their mental wellbeing. In fact, anxiety isn’t uncommon in adults above the age of 60 and there is research that supports that at least 4% of older adults are affected by anxiety. What’s more, in the elderly, anxiety usually manifests through physical symptoms, meaning that there may be a lot of unreported cases too. To deal...Continue Reading
Photo Blog: A look into our abode of golden stories!
An award-winning ISO certified assisted living facility, Kshetra is a multi-faceted residential service offering a range of senior care and elder care services in Hyderabad. With branches at Khajaguda and Moinabad, our assisted living facilities for senior citizens are located away from pollution and noise. Equipped with senior-friendly infrastructure, they are calm, clean, and always maintained to ensure that our residents have a peaceful and positive ageing experience. An active community of happy senior residents who gather together to play games, sing and talk about the good old times make...Continue Reading