June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s education, as well as maintaining a positive but realistic attitude is essential for caregivers. According to Alzheimers.net, here are some important things for caregivers to remember when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
Dementia care is daunting, but may not be as challenging as you would expect. Whether you are caring for aging parents or a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, or are a senior care professional approaching your role with some knowledge — the right attitude is crucial to success.Caring for Someone With Dementia: 5 Fundamentals
Educating yourself about dementia and maintaining a positive but realistic attitude allows you to maintain an element of control as a caregiver. It can take the sting out of surprising challenges you encounter and also improve the care that you provide.
Learn more about these important facts to consider when approaching your role caring for someone with dementia:
- Accept support.
- Actively empathize.
- Be a realistic caregiver.
- Dementia is more than memory loss.
- Plan for the future.