Caring for family members is often difficult enough as it is, but when we add a family member with an ailment, whether it be mental or physical, it gets even tougher. This puts a tremendous burden on the family, in addition to having to try and cope with the changes that are taking place. When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in Harrisonburg, you have to be on high alert at all times. This means making sure the car keys are hidden so that the car isn’t driven to making sure that the appliances are turned off after being used and everything in between. It is a big responsibility to a be a Alzheimer’s caregiver, although it can turn out to be very rewarding as well.
Dementia has become more prevalent in seniors over the years and is something that must be lived with once it occurs. Since there is no cure for it dementia, caregivers in must be very patient with the individual who is affected. Patience may be the biggest key to successful dementia care in Harrisonburg because the disease takes such a toll on the caregiver that it can often turn in unnecessary guilt. To best approach dementia caregiving the caregiving must take time for themselves and not overlook their health. Maintaining a healthy balance between caregiving and personal time is essential.
We make it easy to get started with a complimentary initial consultation. We can get to know each other, we'll listen carefully to your needs and concerns, we can share the experience of hundreds of other families with whom we've worked, and we'll make recommendations for service. Please call us today at
(540) 213-7800. We look forward to meeting you soon.
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