6 Dumb Mistakes Smart Caregivers Make When Caring For a Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

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Family caregiving is really all about energy efficiency and execution. Because of this, eliminating mistakes becomes a priority if you want to have a pleasant, stress-free experience for both you and your loved one. Avoid the following mistakes at all costs…

Here are 6 mistakes smart caregivers make all the time:

1They argue in frustration with the elderly – No point in doing this, the mindset here must be one of patience and understanding.

2They correct them on what they are saying – Don’t correct them, this can cause more confusion and anxiety if they realize the mishap.

3They try to use force and coercion to get them to comply – It’s always better to wait for the right moment. Keep them stable and engaged.

4They don’t ask family members, friends, and outside network for help – Always ask for help, it’s just smart caregiving!

5They don’t verify for a proper diagnosis of the condition – Reaffirming a true Dx will make you confident in the Plan of Care.

6-1 They are constantly checking their memory with quizzes and silly questions – No need to do this, improvement is measured by stability.

number7-3They fail to recognize the early signs of caregiver burnout and signs of stress – Ask friends and family about your attitude and demeanor often.

If you know or have made mistakes like these ones, please share …when we learn from each other, we learn faster and better!

Untitled designClaudio Alegre is the CEO & Chief Content Writer for Angel Home Care Services on the Web and Patient and Family Advocate off the Web. He lives in Miami with his wife and 3 boys. He's passionate about healthcare and all things caregiving. He can be reached at [email protected] or directly at 305.220.4544
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