29-10-2018 01:00 PM
im not sure what to do now so im hoping someone else might have some suggestions.
Pop keeps getting upset me with and then says 'well then put me in a nursing home'
Hes not happy either and he says its becasue im not happy.
I tried talking to him, and i asked would he like to talk to someone else like dr or someone else and he said no because he doesnt have a problem.
any suggestions please?
29-10-2018 03:42 PM
Looking after a love with Dementia is very hard @outlander I will tag @Former-Member as she is looking after her dad with dementia
I will also tag you to her thread if you like to
also looking up the dementia australia might give you some suggestions too xx
29-10-2018 03:47 PM
29-10-2018 03:48 PM
@outlanderxoxo How to aid communication Caring attitude
People retain their feelings and emotions even though they may not understand what is being said, so it is important to always maintain their dignity and self-esteem. Be flexible and always allow plenty of time for a response. Where appropriate, use touch to keep the person’s attention and to communicate feelings of warmth and affection.
Ways of talking
You may need to use hand gestures and facial expressions to make yourself understood. Pointing or demonstrating can help. Touching and holding their hand may help keep their attention and show that you care. A warm smile and shared laughter can often communicate more than words can.
The right environment
What not to do
29-10-2018 06:10 PM
ohh sorry @outlander , I must of misunderstood somewhere my sister xoxo
But there are good tips xx
my mum has not dementia yet either but needing lots of patience
30-10-2018 07:21 PM
@outlander we need more information on the situation and what kind of help you are looking for. is your pop hoping that you get help for yourself because you are not happy?
30-10-2018 07:34 PM
30-10-2018 07:57 PM
@outlander oh I see, that's paints a better picture, thanks.
what would your pop say if you looked at nursing home options, would that be a strategy for him to respond with something else apart from the nursing home line.
it can be challenging when people don't want help, sometimes there's a reason deep down, sometimes they want help anyway, other times people are used to how they are living and can only see a better way when it is aleady here.
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