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Dementia Care: Helping Your Loved One Stay Connected and Safe

Monday January 11, 2021 - Jennifer Prell
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More than 16 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, and more than half have been doing so for at least four years, according to a 2020 report from the Alzheimer's Association. These family members and friends face the normal stresses of caregiving plus other, unique challenges.

Most distressing can be having to learn how to interact with a loved one whose cognitive decline results in erratic behavior and personality changes.

In the early stages of the disease, the impairments may be relatively minor. Make the most of that time together and encourage your loved one to join you in developing a care plan.

These steps and tips can help you adapt to your role as a care partner. Read the full article here. It's worth the read. developing a care plan.

These steps and tips can help you adapt to your role as a care partner.

Read the full article here. It's worth the read.


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