Tips for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers
Updated: Aug 25
Caring for someone with any type of dementia can be a stressful journey, especially if you haven’t had to do this before. As your loved one’s cognitive, physical, and functional abilities diminish over a period of years, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and neglect your own health and well-being.
The burden of caregiving can put you at increased risk for significant health problems and many dementia caregivers experience depression, high levels of stress, or burnout.
Just as each individual with dementia progresses differently, so too can the caregiving experience vary widely from person to person. However, there are tools and strategies that can aid you as a caregiver and help make your caregiving journey as rewarding as it is challenging.
We have found a great article on tips for dementia caregivers. Do’s and don’ts and how to prepare yourself for the journey. You can find it here: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia-aging/tips-for-alzheimers-caregivers.htm
Article authors are Lawrence Robinson, Melissa S. Wayne, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.