16 Tips to Help You Cope When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

16 Tips to Help You Cope When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

16 Tips to Help You Cope When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

  • Seek medical and counseling services as soon as you can
  • Know that the becoming a caregiver is a demanding role
  • Attend support groups for family caregivers
  • Try to set aside time for yourself and find respite services
  • Plan ahead so you can ensure the health of your loved one along with your own
  • Practice deep breathing exercises to help an anxious mind
  • Keep a journal to describe your experiences, emotions, and memories
  • Practice effective communication and listening skills to avoid conflict
  • Recognize that feeling grief is a normal part of this process
  • Read and learn more about the disease so you are not taken by surprise
  • Keep your sense of humor and laugh sometimes
  • Rely on the numerous resources that your doctor or counselor recommends
  • Learn to let the little annoyances go
  • Find adult daycare services
  • Know that there are good and bad days
  • Remember that you are not alone and there are many people who can share their experiences to help you understand your own

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