Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease?
Do you know where most of the millions of people who have Alzheimer's disease live? The answer, at home. Consequently, family and friends provide almost 75% of their care. That's why caregiving has been called the fastest growing unpaid profession in the United States.
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year more than 67 million Americans provided care to a family member, friend, or loved one, many of whom are suffering from different stages of Alzheimer's disease or some other type of dementia. If you're a caregiver, you know first-hand what it's like: Getting swept up in a flurry of tasks — bathing, shopping, cooking, feeding, making arrangements for medical care, managing behavioral problems, making decisions for the ill person that you have never had to consider before — while simultaneously trying to cope with your own anxieties and fears.
Or perhaps you're facing a situation where you're likely to become a caregiver — and you're wondering how you can make the many difficult decisions that anyone who steps into this demanding role has to confront. It's an extremely hard job — and often it feels like you're in it alone. But you're not.
At The Elder Law Office of David Wingate we understand the emotional and physical challenges that come with dementia because we work with clients and caregivers JUST LIKE YOU every day.
We have experience in dealing with questions that you have every moment of the day, including:
- When It's Time to Take Away the Car Keys
- Modifying the Home for People With Dementia
- Personal Care for the Dementia Patient
- Dealing with Alzheimer's Troubling Behavior Problems
- Caregiving From Afar
- When Caring Takes Its Toll on the Dementia Caregiver
- Deciding to Move a Loved One into Residential Care
We are here to help you, please visit our website for more information.Tags: aging parent, Alzheimer's disease, caregiver, David Wingate, dementia, Elder Law Office, home care