Family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias are hidden patients in need of support from senior care professionals. Recommending the right interventions can help lessen caregivers' burden while improving their ability to care for the patient.
There are a variety of senior scams, from sweepstakes and phishing schemes to home improvement and Internet fraud to identity theft. If you or a senior loved one has been the victim of a scam, law enforcement officials recommend quick action.
The signs all point to trouble for Mom. You and your siblings are concerned, but not sure how to proceed, especially because your mother is reluctant to leave her longtime home. Leaving home, though, is only one option, and the least popular among older adults, many of whom just need a little help around the house.
Caregiving is a labor of love, and love is about selflessness and sacrifice. Spouses give up so much for each other, parents constantly put their children’s needs before their own, and when those children become grown adults with aging parents, they want to return the love and care they received.
The holidays can be particularly stressful for families of seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Look to resources such as the Alzheimer’s Association and the local Home Instead Senior Care® office for assistance.