Spirituality is a vital aspect of human life that transcends cognitive abilities and connects us to our faith and purpose in the face of a challenging condition. Engaging in spiritual practices, whether through prayer, meditation, or participation in religious activities, can contribute to a greater sense of peace and emotional well-being.
Persons living with dementia may experience various emotional changes due to the impact on their cognitive abilities. Emotional care begins with offering comfort, encouragement, and support. This can help mitigate confusion and frustration while establishing strong emotional connections that significantly improve the overall emotional health of those living with dementia.
Creating a supportive environment that incorporates familiar routines and cues is essential. This can provide a sense of comfort and stability, reducing confusion and anxiety. Additionally, mental stimulation through creative endeavors like art, music, or storytelling can bring joy and a sense of accomplishment, enhancing the overall well-being of individuals with dementia.
Socialization offers opportunities for meaningful connections and can stimulate the brain, improve mood, and provide a sense of belonging, identity, and purpose. It has also been shown to reduce feelings of isolation and provide a sense of belonging and acceptance. Engaging in conversations and shared activities with others contributes to preserving social skills.
Physical activity is vital to stimulate the brain, reduce stress, improve health, and enhance overall mobility and coordination. It can also increase one’s energy level and quality of sleep. Another benefit of physical activity is the positive effects on mood and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety often associated with dementia.
Bethesda Senior Living Communities is committed to serving seniors who desire an enriching and fulfilling lifestyle. We believe meeting physical, spiritual and emotional needs is only part of our mission. We also provide our residents opportunities to foster a sense of community and connectedness in a stimulating and fun environment.
With over 60 years of serving seniors, our faith-based, non-profit model will ensure you are living with purpose, passion and fun.
Since 1959, we have operated under a simple guiding principle: that business and service go hand in hand. Our mission of business for benevolence means we realize that we are all connected and share common values. Since we believe that service can also be fun, we offer our residents the chance to serve our world by loving, giving and doing. For more detailed information about our parent company, visit Bethesda Senior Living Communities.
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A dementia diagnosis affects the entire family, and children are no exception. By talking to grandchildren and other children in your family about your loved one’s condition, you can help them cope and allow them to maintain a positive relationship with that special person who has dementia. Following these tips can help open the doors to a positive conversation about dementia with the youngest members of your family.Read More