What to do if a loved one with Dementia resists care.
Does your aging parent put up a fit when it’ s time to take a bath? Or react in ways that don’t seem logical or the way they used to act?
When someone has Dementia it can sometimes be hard to know if it’s the person or the disease that’s in control of the way they’re behaving.
Kim & Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents talk with Speech Pathologist Jen Brown. They discuss that “behaviors” are not negative. They are a response to an unmet need. Jen also shares that resistance to care is often about not understanding what the caregiver is doing or asking of them. Jen also gives us a few ideas to approach offering care differently if a loved one is resisting.