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.
A caregiver’s job is very important because they can be providing any type of medical attention to this person, such as monitoring fluid intake, changing diapers, and administering medication to name just a few. Most importantly, they can provide emotional support by talking to them and playing games with them when they know that the person wants company. They also need to make sure that they provide good nutrition by making sure that the person is eating healthy meals on a regular basis.
Caregivers in the home of a person with Alzheimer's or dementia can make a difference. They provide companionship and support in day-to-day activities and often serve as the primary caregiver before the patient is hospitalized or institutionalized.
A study found that when caregivers are educated about cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, they are more equipped for providing care to their loved ones. This can be done by simply reading articles on dementia or watching short videos that explain the condition.