Those with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia know too well that anxiety, nervousness, fidgeting and even neuropathy can take a seemingly relentless hold. Even those with advanced stages of the diseases whose thinking is impaired still have the need for something to occupy their hands, exhibiting behaviors such as pulling on bed linens or clothes, or moving their fingers back and forth repeatedly over the nearest surface.
One simple but effective way to bring relief to these distressing behaviors is through a fidget quilt. Along the same lines as a toddler’s toy with a variety of textures and activities such as zipping, lacing, buttoning, etc., fidget quilts can also include pockets for placing soft items such as stuffed animals. There are unlimited possibilities to personalize a quilt based on a particular individual’s preferences.
Keeping a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia content and at peace can be challenging at best and often may feel overwhelming for families providing around-the-clock care. It’s critical for family caregivers to take care of themselves in order to effectively care for an aging loved one. Regency Home Care provides respite care throughout the metro Atlanta area to allow family caregivers a chance to recharge, and to take over some of the more mundane tasks to allow families to spend more quality time together. Call us at 678-999-2446 or visit us online to learn more about how our Alzheimer’s and dementia care team can help your family.