Rehabilitation offers constant support and supervision by nurses and mental health professionals which a family caregiver may not always be available for at home. It also offers a structure and routine that makes it easy for a person with dementia to handle day to day tasks and not get overwhelmed. Group engagement that happens in rehabilitation centres can be a significant mood booster and the available counsellors can help the person with dementia deal with their anxiety and depression issues if present.
Depending on the functionality of the person with dementia which is based on the severity of their dementia symptoms, rehabilitation programs are tailored. They include group activities for cognitive stimulation as well as individual therapy sessions for those with early-stage dementia and caretaking for those with mild to severe stages.
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