I've been listening to a few podcasts on dementia, and this question came up, "How do you maintain autonomy for your loved one?"
How do you help maintain a sense of purpose for your loved one? What job or role do you have them do that helps maintain a sense of autonomy but also keeps them safe? What helps build up their self-esteem?
Likewise, how do you maintain your autonomy as the care partner? What are your recommendations for others?
Your answers will probably vary depending on what stage your loved one is at, but I'd love to hear your strategies.
Engaging in activities! Encouraging them to do the things they once loved to do.
Great question! I would love to find a volunteer opportunity that my husband could participate in with a care buddy. Something once a week and very basic for an hour at a time.