Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. “Respite care” is a term that refers to short-term or temporary relief. Respite caregivers come in many shapes and sizes. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.
Practical Advice For Providing Care For A Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease And Other Types of Dementia. Often it is simply intuition to help relate to and make decisions on what best to do when providing care for a loved one with memory loss. Unfortunately, when dealing with Alzheimers's disease [...]
Alzheimer’s patients often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule know as sundowning. Sundown syndrome is a neurologically based condition associated with increased restlessness and confusion in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly related to Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with [...]
Caregivers Need To Remember That Alzheimer's Disease Is Causing The Behavior. Caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, know all too well the varied and complex behaviors associated with the disease. The brains of people with Alzheimer's have physical and chemical changes that affect them in so [...]
There Is No Emotional Rollercoaster Quite Like The One Ridden By A Caregiver, Those That Are Providing Assistance For An Aging Or Chronically Ill Loved One. Truly, what emotion doesn't come into play at some point? Sometimes, all those emotions can be experienced within one afternoon. Perhaps one of the [...]