Each year the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners promotes Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week from the 14-21st February. Its a week dedicated to showing respect for people diagnosed with dementia.
The front-line staff have to learn communication techniques and new approaches for helping patients with activities of daily living which can be challenging but very rewarding.
While the increase in the number of dementia cases is a cause for concern, but there continues to be improvements in treating and improving the quality of life for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Some signs and symptoms that could indicate the onset of dementia or Alzheimer's may include:
Finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping
Struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word
Being confused about time and place
Some of the ways to participate include:
Engaging in memory care activities such as:
Learn a new language, or how to play a musical instrument
Play board games
Work on Crossword or number puzzles
Create a memory box
For more information Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia visit here.