When hiring a homecare aide, make sure that cultural respect is high on your checklist of what is required of the homecare professional you are considering, along with experience, expertise, patience, compassion, dependability and communication. “Culturally-sensitive” care is integral to providing quality healthcare that is responsive to each patient’s needs, according to the National Institute of Health.
Being forgetful or having trouble remembering things doesn’t automatically mean that you have dementia. It’s just a natural result of aging or being fatigued. Something like forgetting why you walked into a room could be a sign of Alzheimer’s dementia – or, it could mean that you are simply exhausted. The difference is that the person with dementia won’t just forget why they walked into a room — the room itself will seem strange and unfamiliar to them.