Caring for a patient with dementia can be very painful and stressful, especially when it is compounded by the stress of watching a loved one’s decline. Dementia coach, Kerry Mills outlines strategies for caregivers that can help ease their stress and improve their relationship with their patient. Kerry says that caregivers should not try to control the dementia sufferer. Instead, they should work to alter the power dynamic. Tact and reason go a long way in persuading dementia patients to accomplish simple day-to-day tasks.
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Learn more tips and insights into techniques to help manage and minimize stress in caregivers here.
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