CARING FOR AN ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY MEMBER

It can be stressful to provide Alzheimer’s care and dementia care when patients stay at home as the disease progresses, but there are many options that can help.

Professionals can help with memory training, provide meals or just act as companions depending on the level of the disease and the needs of family caregivers. Many senior centers have volunteers who can help by providing some time off for the family or caregiver or giving Alzheimer’s care training. The most important part of dementia and Alzheimer’s care is to remain calm and not agitate the person. Costs for Alzheimer’s care can range from nothing to several hundred dollars per day depending on the type of care.

There are many options for home health care while aging in place, and more choices become available frequently. Take your time to investigate all the options before making any long-term commitments.

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