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Dementia Caregiver Tips
Caring for someone with dementia is one of the most difficult responsibilities that any caregiver can face. Most caregivers are family members or loved ones, and they are unprepared and untrained for the extremely difficult job of keeping the sufferer safe and as comfortable as possible as the disease progresses. If you’re responsible for taking care of a dementia sufferer, keep these tips in mind:
- Learn as much as possible about the specific type of dementia so that you understand what you’re facing now and what you’re likely to face in the future as the disorder progresses.
- Be as involved as possible with the sufferer’s medical care so that you can ask questions of doctors and other healthcare professionals.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for help from other family members or friends.
- Take advantage of support services in your community, such as respite care, if they’re available.
- Don’t feel guilty if you feel frustrated or angry with the sufferer.
- Take time to yourself whenever possible, and don’t neglect your own emotional and physical needs.
- Find a support group for caregivers.
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