Hundreds of people are now becoming an Alzheimer’s caregiver, especially to their loved ones. This is a big responsibility and a tough commitment to any particular person. It is unfortunate that many individuals who are acting as a caregiver to patients with Alzheimer’s have no formal caregiver training, which leaves them to just sit and watch their loved ones as they go through this progressive disease. It is always a challenging journey for every Alzheimer’s caregiver. In this regard, here are 5 tips to remember as you take on these new and challenging responsibilities as an .
When we think of caregiving, we immediately think of caregivers who risk their time and their own health in order to provide the best care for our senior loved ones, especially those who need care full-time. Most caregivers come from the family such as the children or other family members who are able to handle the situation, while some are hired help and complete strangers.
There are a lot of ways on how Caregiving can change one’s life. Take Elaine Tugman for example.
In 2000, she found out she was pregnant. For Tugman, it was her second child, just barely a year after her other daughter was born. However, things turned for a twist as she delivered her baby 4 months before she was due. Thus, she found herself to be a caregiver for a child with special needs.