Managing the symptoms of vascular dementia is crucial to coping with the condition often this means learning practical ways to manage memory loss while maintaining patience and understanding about the situation although the Care recipient (cr) may not be able to bring back what’s lost she can still manage or reduce some of the symptoms the following are tips for managing vascular dementia

Try: Follow a routine a regular daily routine can stimulate your memory and help you feel more balanced and in control carry a notepad take some pressure off your memory by writing down names dates appointment times and a to-do list of errands be upfront about your condition don’t be embarrassed to tell people that you have suffered a stroke this way they know what to expect and they can understand your actions communicate your needs ask people to speak slowly or repeat things when necessary ask for a message broken into smaller parts and repeat what you heard back to them avoid rushing into new tasks be deliberate and stop to think and plan before beginning a task whether it’s taking out the garbage or conducting a meeting be patient with yourself vascular dementia is humbling for many crs avoid frustration whenever possible learning relaxation techniques can help you cope with changes allow those close to you to help you it’s not easy to admit you need help but letting those who care about you lend support is important to your independence note if the cr shows any of the signs for vascular dementia contact a doctor immediately

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Dementia manage symptoms

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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