Every caregiver needs a break at some point. But how do we take one without causing ourselves or our loved one more stress? Find out how to prepare for respite care when you need a break from caregiving.
The worst reaction you can have to your loved one with Dementia is to stay away. Put aside your excuses of wanting to remember them like they were or not wanting to cause them more confusion. Learn how to interact with your loved one with Dementia because they need you now more than ever.
While there is usually a primary care person, caring for an elderly parent is a team effort. There are so many pieces involved in creating a successful care environment and plan that it is virtually impossible to do on your own. Even with my knowledge and limited experience, I still made several mistakes as I branched out to adding home care as part of our new caregiving team.
Our primary focus as family caregivers is to provide our loved one with the best quality of life possible despite their disease and limitations. That’s why finding products that are easy for you elderly loved one with Dementia to use in their daily life is so important.
When friends and family first find out you are moving your elderly parent into your home, you can be bombarded with criticism and “advice” about why it’s a bad idea.