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Understanding dementia and its challenges for families

07-11-2019 11:46 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

Press release from: Samvedna Care

Samvedna Senior Care conducted its Dementia Support Group (DSG) for caregivers of Dementia patient on 4th May, 2019. A group of caregivers from Gurgaon and Delhi attended the meeting. The agenda of the meeting was to share knowledge about Dementia and to understand the challenges faced by families. The session was opened by Dr Jayashree Dasgupta.

4th may 1Dr. Jayashree initiated the talk by introducing the concept of Dementia and the most common type of dementia which is Alzheimer’s. She also explained the common signs and symptoms of dementia such as- comprehension, language, hallucinations, judgment, and orientation. She also explained how dementia is different from normal signs of ageing and forgetfulness. She further discussed the stages of dementia and its progressions.

During the meeting, caregivers shared their experience in handling challenging behaviour of their loved ones. Dr Jayashree suggested how redirection, self-care and shared caregiving is important and how it will help the caregivers to avoid burnout. She shared about Parkinson's and its relation to Dementia. The methods of dementia treatment such as pharmacological interventions and non-pharmacological interventions like mind stimulation, physical activity, social activity were discussed. Caregiver stress and its 4th may 2importance were also discussed in the meeting. Dr Jayshree concluded the meeting by discussing the importance of setting up adequate social support for the elderly and family.

In the question and answer, session participants asked about the causes and triggers of dementia, young-onset dementia, the importance of exercise and diet for a person with dementia. The audience participated actively and appreciated the meeting as all there queries were discussed and answered.

Samvedna Senior Care,
G-7 Oriental Villas, Sushant Lok III, Sector 57, Gurgaon- 122413

Samvedna Senior Care was established in October 2013 with two primary goals – dementia care and elder care. We cater to the elderly’s physical and emotional health.

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