Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Alzheimer's Caregiving

Based on my experience working in a Nursing Home, taking care of individual who has Alzheimer's can be more challenging. When you try to force them during your care they can be combative and irritable. But when you give them a good care, they are fun to take care. You will learn a lot from their childhood cause they remember their past rather than the future. You have to be flexible of your care. Do not force them to take a bath or have shower if they don't like to. Other's are scared of bath, they think they will drown from the water in the bathtub so find other ways to meet that need. They might want to take shower instead of a bath. Or they might like to take shower at night before going to be rather than in the morning. So be flexible of your schedule .Every little bit of help you can get as an Alzheimer's caregiver means you'll have that much more energy to spend with your loved one. Several organizations within your local community may offer services that can make your day-to-day life much, much easier.

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