Taking Care of the Caregiver
When someone in our life finds themselves a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, they have two challenges: dealing with the patient and dealing with the isolation.
Here are a few tips for being a good friend: Don’t brag about the wonderful things in your life…too much
- Be sensitive to last minute changes of plans
- Do not minimize anything they are experiencing
- Help with errands (Duh!)
- Bring food
- Stay in touch and keep including the person even if they often refuse
(unless told otherwise)
Our firm has made a significant investment in acquiring the best materials and resources that address the unique needs of the caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients.
These materials are as compatible for family members and friends as they are for the professional affiliate, and represent the initial steps you need to take to provide the best possible care for your loved one.
We offer these valuable resources to you completely FREE of charge, because our firm is committed to advocating for the ongoing “Fight for a Cure,” providing the support that you need to be able to cope, and to continue to educate the community-at-large about this devastating disease.
With Alzheimer’s disease, there is no 6 degrees of separation:
• Affects 5.3 million Americans of all ages
• 1 out of 2 sufferers are over the age of 85
• 1 out of 8 sufferers are over the age of 65
• Alzheimer’s causes 70% of all dementias
• By 2030 the number of people with Alzheimer’s
We are all touched by this terrible and non-discriminating disease. It is a terminal illness. And there are no survivors.
To learn more about the Elder Care services that we provide under the
Elder Law Umbrella, call The Law Offices of Alice Reiter Feld and Associates
at 954.726.6602 or visit http://www.florida-elderlaw.com
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