Sadly, an ill loved one is the number one trigger for family
conflict, according to a study conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care®
network. Coping with the reality of a loved one’s Alzheimer’s not only
has its emotional difficulties, but logistical ones as well, especially
in terms of decision-making and bearing the responsibility of
caregiving. Despite these challenges, the following tips may help you
unite your family around your loved one with Alzheimer’s when that
person needs family support the most.
Only when families work together as a team can their loved ones with
Alzheimer’s receive the best love and care possible. Remember that
regardless of your past history or current situation, all relationships
are a work-in-progress. Envisioning how efforts to make amends will
ultimately benefit everyone and can help steer you and your family
members on a path toward reconciliation.
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