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9 Mental Health Tips for Dementia Caregivers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As any dementia caregiver can tell you, caring for a loved one with dementia is an extremely difficult job, one that challenges both their physical and mental health – even under the best of circumstances. Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, dementia caregivers’ lives have become even more stressful and their mental health has become that much more fragile.

7 Ways Respite Care Helps Caregivers Have a Guilt-Free Summer

At-home caregivers for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia endure a variety of physical and emotional challenges every day. Balancing the multiple responsibilities of home, family and work with caregiving duties can be a huge burden on any human being, leaving little or no time for personal pleasure.

5 Dementia Caregiver Resolutions for a Happier New Year

The New Year is a time when we look ahead with optimism and dedicate ourselves to living better lives.

If you are a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, the optimism for the New Year might be tempered somewhat by your loved one’s disease and your own life’s increasing challenges as a dementia caregiver. However, the good news is that there are a few simple resolutions that can make your life in the New Year a healthier and happier one.

How to Create a Caregiving Routine for Your Loved One with Dementia

“Today, many at-home caregivers struggle with creating daily routines that are beneficial to their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia,” says Heather Miller, Personal Care Administrator at Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr located in Bryn Mawr, PA.

“Caregivers commonly express a variety of concerns such as: How do I organize their day? What routines will mom or dad respond to best? How do I know if I’m doing the right things to relieve their dementia symptoms and improve their quality of life?

7 Benefits of Joining an Alzheimer's or Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Your life as a caregiver is important, too! Unfortunately, in the daily routine of their highly challenging roles, at-home caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia often lose sight of that fundamental fact.

How to Enjoy the Holidays with Your Loved One with Memory Loss

“We all look forward to the holiday season, a time for friends, family, special gatherings, good food and good cheer,” says Steve Carney, Wellness Coordinator/Administrator at Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr located in Bryn Mawr, PA.

How to Prepare for the Holidays with a Loved One with Memory Loss

The busy holiday season can be a hectic time for anyone. However, for families with a loved one with memory loss resulting from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the holidays can bring an extra measure of stress and anxiety.

Memory loss experts say the best way to cope with the approaching holiday season is to anticipate the challenges and plan for them well in advance. By preparing early, you will be in the best position to keep things calm and manageable while still being able to enjoy the most important holiday festivities with your loved one with memory loss.

Caregiver Tips: Tools to Help You Manage Your Loved One’s Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Tips for Coping with Guilt Feelings

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Tips for Coping with Guilt Feelings

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