Family Caregivers

How to Celebrate National Family Caregiver’s Month

National Caregiver's Month

For the majority of the five million people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, their care is provided by a member of their family. Family caregivers are unpaid and typically have little formal training in dementia care; yet, they ensure the safety and well-being of many seniors in need. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to celebrate your hard work this November during National Family Caregiver’s Month.

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Memory Care and the Holidays: 9 Coping Tips for Caregivers

Memory Care and the Holidays

“As much as we all look forward to the joys of the holiday season, we also know from experience that it can be a very busy and sometimes stressful time of year,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida. 

“For the increasing number of families providing memory care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the normal challenges of the busy holiday season can become even greater.”

The “Invisible Second Patients:” How Alzheimer’s Effects the Entire Family

Alzheimer's Effects on the Family

Experts on the social dynamics of memory care advise that families can be profoundly affected by the ripple effect of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

In fact, the impact on families can be so extensive that primary caregivers have been called “the second victims of Alzheimer’s,” and families have been referred to as “the invisible patients.”

Clearly, progressive memory loss can impact normal family life in a variety of challenging ways.

Tips for Educating Your Family About Alzheimer’s Disease

Educating Your Family About Alzheimer’s Disease

Those who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s know that the disease is a family diagnosis. Everyone feels the stress of watching – and caring for – their loved one’s progressive illness. If you are the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, the responsibility of educating your family and close friends, as well as keeping them updated on your loved one’s condition, usually falls to you.

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“Although the many challenges of caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are well documented, many people are unaware of the stress and anxiety it often creates for their primary caregivers,” says Amanda King, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fl. In fact, caregivers have frequently been referred to as “the second or silent victims” of Alzheimer’s disease.

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