Dementia is an umbrella term applied to diseases and conditions which lead to a decline in memory, language and other cognitive abilities, serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's, a progressive disease of the brain, commonly causes dementia. Individuals with Alzheimer’s exhibit a decline in their cognitive function, weakened social skills and changes in behaviour. On the other hand, dementia typically involves memory loss, but also includes other cognitive and psychological changes such as anxiety, aggression and inappropriate behaviour.
Individuals with Alzheimer’s/Dementia are increasingly dependent on family members for assistance. Memory loss, inability to perform simple, everyday tasks, loss of concentration and confusion are synonymous with both, and worsen with time. This makes caring for such an individual, especially as you juggle other responsibilities, a challenge.
At this juncture it is natural to feel exhausted and burnt out. So, entrusting care to Kshetra’s skilled and experienced team is a good move. More importantly, you will be able to ensure that your loved ones are getting the care they need at a dementia care facility. At Kshetra, a multidisciplinary approach is used to understand the severity of each residents condition and his/her unique needs, after which a personalised care plan is developed.
In addition to assisted living services, Kshetra’s Alzheimer’s/Dementia care includes:
Physical activities such as simple exercises, physiotherapy and group exercises
Social activities such as games, singing and music sessions
Cognitive activities such as puzzles, colouring and art and craft
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Keeping care recipients socially, physically and cognitively engaged is important as it can help slow down the progression of the condition.
Apart from enrolling for the dementia care facility, you can sign up for Kshetra’s Respite Care services if you have to travel suddenly or need to divert your attention to an emergency and rest assured that your loved ones are well cared for in your brief absence.
For more information on Kshetra’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, call +91 96666 41238.