Dementia is a horrific condition and, unfortunately, there is no cure for it. If someone in your family has been diagnosed with dementia, the only thing you can do is to try to help them maintain a high quality of life for as long as possible. One way that you can improve the quality of life for someone with dementia is through physical therapy.
Even though patients may more difficulties with their memories the more advanced their dementia becomes, they can still enjoy the benefits of exercise. This means that physical therapy can be quite helpful at every stage of dementia. The following are a few examples of how physical therapy can help:
Besides helping the patient, physical therapists can also help to educate the person who is living with the patient. For example, they can teach you about home safety, how to reduce the risk of falls, and how to improve your communication with someone who is suffering from dementia.
If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, then you should consider getting them physical therapy treatment to not only help improve their physical health, but to help reduce feelings of isolation. To schedule an appointment with a professional physical therapist to discuss a loved one suffering from dementia, be sure to contact us at Advanced Motion Therapeutics today.