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Carrying water bottles, bracelets

The weather has been hot recently, and the three generals have admitted three dementia patients suffering from heat stroke in early May . Tang Liyu, secretary general of the Taiwan Dementia Association, suggested that family members can place a water bottle on the patient, wear a loving bracelet, sew a loving cloth label, take pictures every day, etc., so as to prevent the patient from finding it when it is lost.

Tang Liyu said that regardless of whether it is cold or hot, the patient may have frostbite or temperature loss; while patients with dementia, regardless of mild to moderate, often do not know to add water, and lack of water in the body will cause electrolyte imbalance, cognition The function will be worse. She suggested that family members can put a bottle of water on the demented elder, and drink water at any time, so that the other party develops drinking habits . Even if the family members are not accompanied or lost, there will be no problem of overheating and heat stroke in the short term.

Tang Liyu said that patients can also apply for the ” love bracelet ” or sew the ” love label ” on the clothes, backpacks, and hats often worn by elders, and display relevant contact information to facilitate the identification and assistance of the police or passers-by.

Tang Liyu said that if family members cannot always accompany the demented elders out, it is recommended that they can also inform the neighboring community businesses to set up simple items such as glasses of water and chairs. If you find that people are walking slowly, shaking, eyes are not correct, you can give help or stay rest, just like the concept of a friendly store, to reduce the risk of missing or even heat stroke in the home.

Tang Liyu said that most people with new pneumonia have taken “reduced travel” measures. However, according to the risk of dementia, social interaction decreases and the risk of dementia increases. Recently, family members of patients have reported that the cognitive function of elders during the epidemic prevention period has obviously deteriorated.

The global outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has prevented many elders from going out, causing the cognitive function of many demented elders to deteriorate rapidly.  ...
The global outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has prevented many elders from going out, causing the cognitive function of many demented elders to deteriorate rapidly. Figure/123RF

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