Caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia can be a full-time job. From the day-to-day chores to the long-term planning, this situation can be stressful and scary, not just for the person suffering from the disease, but for the caregiver as well. However, with the right information and tools, you can make sure your loved one is protected as their condition progresses.
Take care of yourself.
Dementia takes a huge toll on a caregiver. There are ten recognized stages of caregiver stress:
- Social withdrawal