Presentation on theme: "A family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life."— Presentation transcript:
A family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Alzheimer’s disease can create a significant disruption in a family. Family members roles and responsibilities change, and each of you may handle these major adjustments differently. However, not everyone is comfortable asking a physician questions, even when they want more information.
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Taking care of a loved one with dementia is difficult. Many caregivers feel like they are not making a difference. They can get frustrated. It may seem that no matter how much they do, their loved one get worse instead of better. Caregivers need to learn about dementia and the problems that go with it. Dementia affects a person’s everyday activities. Caregivers needs to be ready to step I n when their loved one needs help.
It takes a lot of time and energy to care for someone with dementia. It gets even more demanding as time goes on. It is important to pay attention to your own physical and emotional health. Keep regular appointments with your doctor. Find someone you can talk to and confide in about being a caregiver. This person could be another family member, friend, or professional. It can be helpful to join a support group with other caregivers.