Alzheimer’s affects more than just the diagnosed patient. Often, the patient’s family and friends take on important roles as caregivers. As the disease progresses, the demands placed upon these caregivers becomes increasingly difficult.
This article by the University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center provides key insights into how caregivers can cope with their new roles without sacrificing too much of themselves. It gives solid advice including the importance of asking for help, coping with stress, and recommended reading on caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients.
Remember, to provide the best care of the Alzheimer’s patient, you must take good care of yourself.
Read the article and learn more about tips, tricks, and advice.