Posted on Dec 13, 2018

Assisting Hands - In Home Healthcare Houston & Senior Care

How You Can Build A Meaningful Relationship With A Loved One Who Has Dementia Part 1

Dementia causes memory loss and a change in how people interact. Parents who have dementia can still lead a meaningful life, it’s just done differently and you can still enjoy time with your parents if they have dementia. Approximately a year before the death of Nancy Kriseman’s mother Doris, they sat outside in a garden at her mother’s skilled nursing facility. Here, they spent some time together.

Although the way they spent their time had greatly changed due to the diminished abilities of Nancy’s mother Doris, they still had a great visit. Doris was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 71. Doris had always enjoyed going for walks. Many years prior the mother and daughter would frequently stroll around a pond that was nearby. They would pack a picnic lunch and enjoy watching the butterflies as they would alight on flowers and the dragonflies that would hover over the pond.

Now that Doris was further along in the disease, she could no longer pack picnic lunches, however, she still loved the fresh air and the greenery. Nancy missed how she and her mother used to connect, however, they still had a meaningful relationship. Doris could still listen and enjoy the music that reminded Nancy of earlier times when she and her mother would dance to Tony Bennett songs and Judy Garland songs.

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