Elder caregivers need at times just as much support as the elder individuals they are caring for. To ensure that no elder abuse or elder neglect occurs from loved one or from independent caregiver agencies it is necessary to know and care for the wellbeing of a caregiver. Caregivers who deal with patients who have Alzheimer’s Disease can take several steps to reduce caregiver stress. The following are a list of suggestions to support caregivers promulgated from the Alzheimer’s Association.
1) Know what resources are available in your community 2) Become education about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiver techniques 3) Get help from family, friends and community resources 4) Take care of yourself by watching your diet, exercising and getting plenty of rest 5) Manage your level of stress by consulting a physician and using relaxation techniques 6) Accept Changes as they occur 7) Engage in legal and financial planning 8) Be realistic about what you can do and 9) Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished
To read more information from the Alzheimer’s Association look at the official site.