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DEMENTIA CARE PLAN:

HOW TO PLAN AHEAD FOLLOWING A DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS?

Understanding the Dementia Diagnosis

Learn about the disease’s progression and symptoms. Understanding the stages of dementia can help you anticipate the challenges and plan accordingly. Educate yourself about the available treatments, therapies, and support resources.

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Expand your knowledge through engaging educational videos on The Voise Foundation’s YouTube channel, your gateway to learning.

5 Empowering Steps for Positive Outcomes

Understanding Dementia: 

Knowledge is power when it comes to dementia care. Learn about the different types, symptoms, progression, and how it impacts daily life.

Tailored Care Strategies: 

Every person with dementia is unique. Designing a personalized care plan helps ensure their comfort, safety, and happiness.

Engagement and Activities: 

Regular engagement with meaningful activities can enhance a dementia patient’s quality of life. We’ll discuss effective ways to keep your loved one stimulated and active.

Engagement and Activities: 

Regular engagement with meaningful activities can enhance a dementia patient’s quality of life. We’ll discuss effective ways to keep your loved one stimulated and active.

Self-Care for Caregivers: 

Taking care of someone with dementia can be challenging. It’s essential for caregivers to also care for their own health and wellbeing.

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Assemble A Care Team

Identify family, friends, or professionals who can help provide care when creating a dementia are plan. Building a support network is crucial in managing the responsibilities of caregiving. Reach out to loved ones and consider involving healthcare professionals or support organizations.

Join our community of hope and support in the VF Dementia Hope Circle on Facebook. Connect with others, share experiences, and find solace in our collective strength. We’re stronger together – let’s navigate this journey hand in hand.

Enhancing Quality of Life in Dementia Care:

Valuable Resources and Strategies

Quality of life is essential in the dementia care process, emphasizing that enjoyment and fulfillment are possible despite dementia.

A person-centric Dementia Care Plan helps maintain dignity, autonomy, and personal contentment, fostering an environment for happiness and fulfillment.

We offer easily accesible and free Therapeutic Music Videos that use music’s therapeutic power and scientific tuning to stimulate cognitive function, evoke positive emotions, and provide comfort.

Voise Foundation’s YouTube channel offers a wealth of informational and educational content about dementia, aiding in refining caregiving approaches and Dementia Care Plans.

We also know that this an be a difficult time and having a support group such as: VF Dementia Hope Circle, can be of tremendous value. Our Facebook support group by Voise Foundation, provides a community for caregivers, friends, and family to share experiences, seek advice, and offer support.

Legal and Financial Planning

Start discussing and planning for legal and financial decisions for Dementia Diagnosis. This may include assigning power of attorney to a trusted individual who can make legal and financial decisions on behalf of the person with dementia. Consult with an attorney specializing in elder law to ensure proper documentation.

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Healthcare Decisions after Dementia Diagnosis

Discuss future medical care preferences. It is important to have conversations about living wills, healthcare proxies, and other advance directives to ensure the person’s wishes regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care are known and respected. Consider the possibility of participating in clinical trials and explore potential benefits.

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Living Arrangements

Evaluate the safety of current living situations and consider possible alternatives for the future. As the disease progresses, it may become necessary to modify the living environment to ensure the person’s safety and well-being. Explore options such as home modifications, assisted living facilities, or memory care communities.

Communication Strategies

Develop plans for handling communication challenges as the disease progresses. Dementia can impact verbal and cognitive abilities, making communication more challenging over time. Learn and implement strategies such as using visual cues, simplified language, and non-verbal communication techniques to enhance understanding and connection.

Access Support Services

Identify local support groups, respite care services, and other resources. A good dementia care plan will include connecting with support services can provide emotional support, information, and practical assistance. Seek out dementia-specific organizations, community centers, and online forums where you can find guidance and connect with others facing similar challenges.

End-of-Life Wishes

Discuss your dementia care plan for end-of-life preferences. It is important to have open conversations about end-of-life care, including funeral arrangements and other preferences. Documenting these wishes can bring peace of mind to both the person with dementia and their loved ones.

Caregiver Self-Care

Prioritize physical and mental health care for caregivers to prevent burnout as an important part of a dementia care plan. Caring for someone with dementia can be physically and emotionally demanding. Make self-care a priority by seeking support, taking breaks, maintaining social connections, and accessing respite care services when needed.

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The content shared by Voise Foundation is intended purely for general informational and educational purposes. It should not be construed as professional advice relating to estate planning or legal matters. For such advice, we strongly recommend consulting with a qualified professional in the respective field.