Caring For Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is known as a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behaviour.

Symptoms will grow severe enough to interfere with everyday responsibilities. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is having challenges remembering newly learned information. Nonetheless, just like our bodies, our brains change as we get older.  

When transferring an Alzheimer patient who is incapable of doing so themselves can be difficult. 

It is wise to have one or two healthcare providers assist patients who are incapable of assisting themselves with the transfer because of his or her medical issues such as broken arm, leg, paralysis, obesity or confusion, just to name a few examples. It is also good to use patient care equipment, such as a Hoyer lift. Before you transfer your patient from one place to the another, ensure both patient’s hands are on his/her lap for safety. 

In addition, it is important to talk your Alzheimer patient through the process, by telling them what you are about to do with them, even though he/she would not fully understand what you are about to do, it is still vital to do so.  

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