Dementia can test the unity of even the most cohesive families. “Alzheimer’s is very stressful because of the behavioral changes,’’ said caregiving expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix, who served on an expert panel to develop content for the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Alzheimer’s Disease or
Following are tips to help families manage a loved one living with Alzheimer’s:
Get an accurate diagnosis
Confer with professionals. Learn skills and techniques
Expect change and learn to manage it
Ask for help if you’re the primary caregiver
Tune into the main caregiver’s needs
Assign tasks for family members
Consider the family legacy
Tap into resources
Coming soon, an interactive educational course, brought to you by Home Instead Senior Care, gives caregivers instructive information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, valuable insight for providing better care, and techniques to help improve the quality of life for both you and your loved one experiencing memory loss. Visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com to learn more.
Your local Home Instead Senior Care office in the Mississauga ON area CAREGivers are trained to care for your senior living with Alzheimer’s disease. Our CAREGivers also help with light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and transportation needs. For personal home care in Mississauga, please check with your local office by calling 905- 276-2273.
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