Caregiving Tips to Fulfill Basic Human Needs

, Sunrise VP of Memory Care Services  |  October 3, 2011

Although we may feel that loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss are living in another reality, they still have the same basic human needs as we do.

The best caregivers understand how to recognize when their loved one’s words or actions indicate an unmet need and respond in a way that meets that need. I recently wrote a blog article for The Huffington Post, explaining these basic human needs such as safety, love and a purpose in life, as well as tips for caregivers to fulfill them.

Sunrise recently published a Caregiver Guide and produced a video to illustrate ways caregivers can address their loved ones’ basic human needs. These new resources are culled from 30 years of experience in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss in our Reminiscence neighborhoods.

I invite you to watch the video below and let us know your thoughts.

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