Dementia is a progressive illness that affects a patient’s cognitive function. It affects their ability to perform routine activities and live a fully functional life. This can affect the patient psychologically making them susceptible to depression, anxiety etc. and can strain relationships.
The constant stress of caring, the frequent hospital visits, the clinical coordination – all this can make caring for dementia patients very exhausting. Depending on the dementia stage, the patient may also need medical and nursing care to help them manage their illness along with coexisting medical conditions.
A personalized home care plan for dementia can not only benefit the patient but also offer support to the caregiver.