How to be a Good Friend to a 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 how wonderful things are 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).

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and support available for caregivers, visit our specialized online resource center:

 To learn more about this and other topics, as well as 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

Posted in Alice Reiter Feld Florida Elder Law Monday Memos

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