If you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's, know that it can be very challenging. Studies show that caregivers often experience symptoms of stress and depression throughout the caregiving process. Regardless of the challenges, you are not alone.Read More
It can be difficult for family members who find themselves in the caregiver role. It is important to take time for yourself and make sure that you are getting out of the house.
A caregiver may feel like they are never able to take time for themselves. They can become frustrated, which will only add more stress on their loved one with Alzheimer's. This doesn't just apply to caregivers, but also for parents or siblings of someone with Alzheimer's.Read More
Alzheimer’s and Dementia are the most common form of Age-related Mental Impairment (AMI). These conditions cannot be cured, but they can be managed, and there is hope. 1st Meridian Care Services provides respite care.
Respite care is a break for caregivers to take care of themselves. You need a break from caring for your loved one. If they need assistance, then we can provide a caregiver.Read More
The role of caregiver can be a physically and emotionally demanding job. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to provide care for a person with Alzheimer's or dementia. They will need to help them with daily tasks such as bathing, eating, and dressing.
In order to maintain their own physical and mental wellbeing, they will need time off from the responsibilities of being a caregiver. This is why it is crucial to have a support network in place that can help take on some of those responsibilities.Read More
Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disease that slowly damages the memory and thinking skills.
A caregiver is someone who provides care for someone who cannot care for themselves. The caregiver may be taking care of the person in their own home or at the hospital. There are many Alzheimer's patients who live at home with their caregivers to help them take care of all their needs.Read More
You may have the urge to reprimand your loved one for forgetting things. That is a natural reaction, but it will not help. Instead, try to find ways to encourage them to go on and enjoy their day.
My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995 when he was 64 years old. He was a successful businessman who owned a chain of grocery stores and had no time or patience for his children or their accomplishments. He worked seven days a week and expected everyone else to do the same.Read More
Once you have hired a caregiver, you will be confronted with a brand new challenge: determining if the person you have entrusted your loved one's well being to is doing a fantastic job.
It can be a tricky task, one that is made harder by the complex mix of emotions which accompany hiring outside help. You might start to feel as though you are always on the edge of another possible crisis.Read More
You'll learn what to expect out of a normal home care experience, as well as strategies for addressing common problems that may arise, like the way to assist a beloved one get used to some brand new caregiver and the best way to figure out if a caregiver is doing their job correctly.Read More
Since increasingly more aging adults are being diagnosed with dementia, the number of professional care providers who're trained to handle people with cognitive impairment is slowly increasing.Read More
As a cherished one ages, one of the questions Which may think of you or your loved ones is the way to inform the difference between the cognitive changes associated with “ordinary aging” and the ones that could signal serious underlying health conditions, like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.Read More
Stepping in when an elder needs care is difficult. Below are 22 common signs to recognize when an aging loved one needs additional help. Whether the change is sudden or gradual, there are certain signs you can look for that indicate when your loved one is having trouble attending to their own needs.Read More
Members of the family of aging adults normally traveling one of two paths to becoming a caregiver: the abrupt sprint, or the gradual march. The abrupt sprint towards providing care for a precious one is frequently put off by an unexpected event--a stroke, a fall, complications from surgery--which acts as a catalyst, escalating your family member’s maintenance requires practically overnight.Read More