11 Apr 2012

Self storage can assist with Alzheimer’s patients

According to Alzheimer's Disease International, 36.7 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, and that number is growing. This can be a difficult disease both for the sufferer and their caregiver. CNN recently offered some tips that caregivers should consider when dealing with a person who has Alzheimer's.

Many Alzheimer's patients have trouble understanding the effect they will have on others by saying certain things. This can cause family members to quickly be at odds with each other, but the caregiver must keep in mind that it's the disease, not the person, talking. This also applies to situations where the person forgets where they are.

"Always remember to help the person with the illness 'save face,'" Alzheimer's researcher Darby Morhardt told the news source. "If the person thinks they're in a different city and it really makes no difference that they are told otherwise, it is best to not correct, but connect. Enter the reality of the person with dementia and do not try to force them to enter yours."

Often, those with Alzheimer's disease will regress to the point that they need to move out of their home and into a senior care facility. This can be difficult, especially when it comes to items and valuables that the senior has collected.

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

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