Possibilities and limitations of own control, compliance - Dementia sufferers
Possibilities and limitations of own control, compliance
As the dementia gets worse, the possibilities for personal control diminish. Living independently, especially when the older person is alone, becomes more difficult and eventually unsafe (leave the door open, leave the gas on, an overflowing fridge with spoiled food, take medication incorrectly or not). The person suffering from dementia often does not realize that he is no longer able to take care of himself. An informal caregiver helps the person with dementia with daily activities and ultimately takes over more and more tasks. Character changes, behavioral problems and reversal of the day-night rhythm make the burden of informal care even greater.