The physical disturbances in the higher age are that area to which the elderly has adjusted very early (already long time ago). Thus, the thirst is hardly felt, the hunger also only insufficiently felt, even pains often do not develop the same sensory degree as in earlier time (in younger age). That means: Especially on the physical disturbances one must particularly pay attention, which normally in the life first of all urge to the foreground. They do not complain - in contrast to former (younger age) - more seldom and above all not immediately. Moreover count (to that belong): Dehydration, blockage, pains, getting bedsores, dental problems, seeing and hearing.

Our role is to prevent complications on our patients with Alzheimer's and dementia

Even the best nursing home cannot disclaim regular doctoral controls. They are indispensably necessary. At Mabuhaii Nursing Home, Dr. Fernandez, the geriatric specialist will check the patients at least every 3 months.

Dehydration

The age-conditioned lacking of thirst feeling is the cause for too low liquid taking. An originating dehydration is easily recognizable on the back of the hand, because then a skin fold stand up longer. Dehydration can be easily avoided, while the liquid supply is supervised. Attention: coffee promotes the dehydration. Up to the late afternoon 1½ to 2 liters should be drunk. In the evening one should handle with drinks more economically to avoid night toilet trips.

Costiveness (Occlusion)

The bowel movement is even more important at the age than during the younger years. It is a mirror of the physical functional ability. Costiveness (Blockage) affects the well-being considerably particularly, with older helpless dementia sick people. Therefore, supervision is absolutely necessary for the Alzheimer patients. Since the condition is an awkward situation in that the dementia sick person by his illness has got, it is still aggravated by an unnecessary costiveness (blockage). The patient becomes even more worried, more nervous, more irritated and more aggressive. Everybody knows easy measures will help, like: enough liquid, a lot of movement and food rich in dietary fiber.

Pains

Alzheimer patients incline to complain about pains which do not exist or what are more serious, pains are not expressed because the pain feeling is lowered. Both can have serious consequences. Therefore, it is very important to watch dementia sick people to the whole body language. This requires a medically trained eye, because pains can be recognized by gestural and mimicked reactions.

Attentive Care- Eyesight and Hearing Impairment of Dementia Patients

As a nursing home in Asia countries we aim to work and support those people with Alzheimer’s or dementia ailment. We aspire to enhance service for a better knowledge of the ways in which seniors with disorder communicate, propose means to continue interaction as a ways of exchange ideas as long as possible. We are aware of the condition and impact of sight and hearing impairment of sick elders on the actions of attitudes and quality of life of individuals with dementia illness. The significance of understanding the disordered elders is very imperative to us. Involving with our patients in their own care and happiness, security, activities, and welfare throughout their living in our nursing home is practiced.

With comprehensive study by medical doctors people with dementia tend to have difficulties in speaking and understanding as the disease evolves, the result also is the demise and weakening of hearing and sight. In general, weak seniors possibly encounter difficulty to a blurry vision and delayed to perceive sound and communication. If these happened senior may lose the orientation to read, get restless, discord, mistrust, fear or even panic. And all of these lay a growing resignation and dejection because they feel helpless or abandoned.

Once with dementia, seniors positively acquired trouble to hear well is barrier. It is necessary to speak in a louder voice to communicate to them, but then requires speaking in a lower pitch of voice to express intention. There should be no such strange loud talk to imply as it is easier to hear the patients. It should be articulate and clear when talking to them to able the ill elders to understand well and just be careful not to overstate. Moreover, with dementia ailment blurred eyesight may be encountered by elders. Problems from far-sightedness, short-sightedness, cataracts or double vision are obtainable. It’s hard for them to identify objects, persons and also difficult to identify colors. In fact, ill elders with dementia at times have visual trouble even if their eyesight is still safe.

It is possible to visit a doctor to diagnose the hearing ailment and to adapt immediate hearing aid (and this must be coached also). Frail seniors with hearing malady come across argumentation so often if not to be heard. To use hearing aid, patient must be guided by somebody. He/she cannot even use it by himself and it’s very complicated to use hearing aid since it requires the patient to distinguish and learn to use it. Therefore, it is a must to aid the sick elders with hearing impairment. If they are not able to use the gear it may endanger their movements as well.

Basically, as soon as possible there should be proper custody for dementia seniors as they need institution to keep them safe and to supervise them. In fact, dementia disease is very risky and danger to the affected persons. Thus, it requires nursing homes to grant their needs with the care of our doctor, nurses and caregivers.

Safety / Comfortable Bed to Prevent Bed Sores

Person with Alzheimer’s initiates different idiosyncratic type of attitude which is irritable to comprehend if not recognized at an early stage. No one could foresee how fast the disease may develop in any individuals or the precise adaptation that will happen. Thus, individuals who acquire this tremendous sickness suffer memory problems which are observed in their difficulty to use their five senses, their reasoning and the several behavioral changes. A victim of the Alzheimer’s disease frequently suffers from losses that could distress their vision, sense of smell, and hearing impairment.

As a result of this sickness, the patients lose their acuity of certainty until it turns out to become disorderly, the loss of perception also referred to as dementia. Definitely, if this happened to your parents or grandparents it is very difficult to accept since it could be complicated to have this sickness with all the responsibility to consider for the Alzheimer’s patients. And at the late stage of the illness there is sedative medications require and basically needed for the guidance of the doctor as well the care of a nurses to look for them all throughout the day. For the family members to be aware and interested to secure their loved one in a nursing home is an ideal decision. As a matter of fact, we at Mabuhaii nursing home we impart services at the early and late stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia illness for seniors in any part of the country. Specifically, ill seniors who are dependant are at risk should be provided with proper attention and care. With dementia ailment there are frail seniors who are very dependent causing to lose physical coordination and just lying only in bed and cause them to have bedsores.

Furthermore; contrary to not carry or acquire bedsores in the late stage of the illness of the patient, we have numerous palliative potential technological and medical facility that we utilize in our nursing home to be used by ill seniors to provide comfort while they are resting in bed aside from the assistance given by our nurses. As the Alzheimer’s patient frequently changes his position and does not at all times stress the same part of their body. In fact, a patient lying only in one position for too long more often causes bedsores or in immobile patients causing to form a reddened area in their skin. In this case, to prevent acquisition of bedsores, there should be a comfortable low bed provided for them. However, bedsores can simply be prevented than cured.

Safety Methods Implemented to Prevent Bed Sores for Alzheimer’s Patients

  • We provide safe and organized environment.

  • We have daily nurses to assist the immobilized/disabled patient.

  • We provide comfortable and adjustable bed in a low position.

  • We have convenient and comfortable rooms for the patients.

Therefore, proper and attentive care for ill elders is the best way to help them. Basically, our nursing home is a place where Alzheimer’s or dementia persons could situate in a relaxing, safe, comfortable home and this is the standard we offer to our patient. We consider the fact to the family members who have hard time to care for their loved one is our gratitude if you will take place your ill elders in our institution. As we are committed to bestow services with the upper most and satisfying care for ill seniors.

Regular Check up on Dental Problems

It is a major part in our nursing home to protect, bestow and observe keenly the personal hygiene of our Alzheimer’s patients. With thorough check up by the doctor and with the attentive and thoughtful care by nurses and caregivers, we gently assure and work on the essential hygiene of the ill seniors by guiding them. Just like for instance, regular dental hygiene, thorough cleaning of the teeth is necessary to verify and maintain strong teeth of the ill elders to be healthy.

In western countries some nursing homes and their nurses could easily overlook dental cleaning of their patients. For some other reasons senior is reluctant or refuse to do cleaning their teeth. Causing to dispute the frail senior to the nurse because of unwillingness, since dementia progresses affect individual’s failure to do the ability to clean their teeth, or awareness to do it themselves. However, in our nursing home with concern to this problem the technique will differ in our nurses to provide guidance and support on the patients concerned. In addition, simple and comfortable way of cleaning their teeth will be encouraged and keep up of our nurses.

Most probably in the early stage of dementia, dental care of the ill elders is constantly fine as it was. Just to be in time ill seniors need to be reminded of the importance of brushing their teeth because their ailment is related with their maturity age. It is also ideal to check how the ill seniors can hold the toothbrush properly. Similarly; at the late stage of dementia, the interest on personal hygiene in most phase tends to reduce or weaken. Because of uncertain cleaning of teeth, ill elders tend to have dental malady which cause pain or bring about their difficulty to eat, to swallow, and to speak. As a result, it leads to become more usual to forget brushing their teeth.

This problem requires supervision of weak elders, allowing them habitual brushing of teeth to maintain strong healthy teeth and lessen the dental dilemma of the patients. Fortunately, our nursing home gives ample concern to all aspects of the problems of our ill elders and we provide dental care. With habitual and standard cleaning of the teeth, prosthesis and oral cavity is to be received enormously by our ill seniors as important in the vicinity and functionality of our nursing home. Therefore, to prevent sign of dental trouble or to have clean dentures of Alzheimer’s patients, oral/dental check-up of the individual sick elders will be literally ensured. As part of maintaining healthy teeth, it is imperative to have dental check-up of injured teeth and gums and is therefore one major concern of our nursing home.