Dementia Caring

Benefits of Social Interaction for People with Dementia

Did you know that social interaction can ease a few symptoms of dementia?

According to one study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School, dementia sufferers who experience social interaction for at least one hour per week can become less agitated and experience a better quality of life.

That’s why the caregivers at Dementia Caring work tirelessly every day to create a comfortable environment where your loved one can foster relationships and get the support they need.

Here are some benefits of social interaction for people with dementia:

Mental Boost

Unfortunately, many patients with dementia experience loneliness as they manage their mobility issues and memory loss. There is scientific evidence that social isolation accelerates cognitive impairment; however, the opposite is also true. Interacting with friends, family, and/or caregivers can provide a mental boost for older adults.

Anxiety Control

Whenever you feel sad or angry, the simple act of talking to a friend can make you feel better. The same goes for seniors, but sometimes they don’t have someone they trust available when they need it. The symptoms of dementia can make them feel incapacitated and abandoned. However, social interaction helps them understand their condition, reduce stress, and control anxiety.

While there is no single cure for dementia, social interaction has proven beneficial for patients when combined with personalized care. At Dementia Caring, we provide affordable dementia support and assisted care for those who need it most. Our home care services and specialist therapies can improve your loved one’s quality of life. Contact us through our website or by calling us at 1300 792 691 to arrange a free needs assessment.