How Can I Support a Friend, Family Member or Spouse Who Has Become a Caregiver to an Individual With Dementia

Mar 12, 2024 | Caregivers

If Someone in Your Life Has Become a Family Caregiver, Things Will Change

Becoming a family caregiver for someone with dementia is a big life change. If someone in your life has become a family caregiver, here are 10 ways you can support them during this transition.

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10 Ways To Support a Caregiver for Someone With Dementia

1. Do Your Research
2. Share Information and Resources
3. Provide Emotional Support
4. Let Them Know It’s Ok To Ask for Help
5. Give Them a (Much-Needed) Break
6. Help Them Set Boundaries
7. Help With the “Little Things”
8. Help Them Create and Manage a Care Plan
9. Check In
10. Help Them To Build a Support Team

It’s Ok To Ask for Help

If you or someone you know is a family caregiver, you know it’s not an easy job. You also know that it can be just as difficult to ask for help. Feelings like guilt or duty can often get in the way of asking for help. Even though intentions are good, taking on too much prevents good self-care and can lead to burnout, as well as a reduced quality of care for the individual with dementia.

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