6 Tips for Caring for Someone with Dementia - Tip 2

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
September 26, 2017
Senior woman (80s) on parallel bars doing gait training with physical therapist (30s).

Hold her from the back of the belt or pants.

It may seem more respectful to hold your loved one by the elbow to give her support when she moves around with a cane or walker. But dementia patients are safer, and feel more secure, if they can feel your grip from behind.



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April 07, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN