We are learning more about how to work with the difficult behaviors associated with dementia. Dr. G. Allen Power talked about his unique way of working with people who have dementia by really trying to figure out why are they doing what they are doing. By changing the way we describe behaviors it forces us to take on a different paradigm. Wanderers are really seekers with a purpose. Our goal is find that purpose and address the underlying reasons. Dr. Powers just came out with a new book called "Dementia Beyond Drugs". I have just ordered it and will have my staff read it as well.
At Caring Hands Caregivers, we aim to preserve our clients' dignity through quality in-home care. When we're better able to walk in their shoes, that makes us even better equipped to take good care of them. If you or a loved one in the Bay Area need a caregiver, call us at 650.943.2313 to schedule a free care options review.