November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 6 Tips on How to be a Better Caregiver

You have probably been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease at some point in your life. Maybe you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s… or supporting a friend or neighbor struggling with the effects of Alzheimer’s…or working on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease within your community. Regardless of how Alzheimer’s has impacted your life, it’s more important than ever to learn about the early symptoms, prevention, treatment, and research of Alzheimer’s in order to fight against this disease.

Did you know there are over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? And for each individual afflicted by Alzheimer’s, there is a family member, healthcare professional, or friend to provide care on a daily basis. Not all caregivers are prepared to deal with many of the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. It can be frustrating and exhausting caring for your loved one.

Here are some tips that can help you be a better caregiver:

  • Communication
  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Education
  • Support