Visits and phone calls present opportunities to assess how older family members seem to be doing, particularly if they live alone or are relatively independent. Small changes that occur gradually over time can be hard to spot, especially when you are in regular contact with your loved one. But if several months go by between visits, changes can be more apparent.
Caring for someone with dementia is rewarding at times, but is often trying as well. One of the biggest challenges you face is being able to deal with the stress and strain of being a caregiver to someone with dementia. You might feel lost at times. As the disease progresses, so do your responsibilities. Your support system of family and friends may seem to grow distant. You may find yourself growing moody and less energetic, doubting your abilities. At Superior Care Home, we can help you refocus, reenergize, avoid caregiver burnout and, most importantly, stay healthy.