Communication can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias because they have trouble remembering things. You may feel frustrated or impatient, but it is important to understand that the disease is causing the change in communication skills.
To make the most of your time caring for your loved one, it’s important to care for yourself as well, so you’ll be at your best, able to enjoy the time you have with them as much as possible.
As the older adult population continues to increase, caregivers will be relied on more than ever to provide support to family members and friends. Nearly 1 in 5 caregivers report fair or poor health.
Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver.