Keeping a Routine as a Caregiver of Someone with Dementia

Apr 30, 2024 | Caregivers

Routine Is One of the Most Important Parts of Dementia Caregiving

One of the simplest yet most important things to remember in dementia caregiving is that routine is critical. When their day is unstructured, it can feel unpredictable and therefore unsafe for someone with dementia. Routine can provide this needed structure, for both the individual with dementia and the caregiver.

To learn more about using routine in dementia caregiving and to see a sample caregiving schedule, watch the video.

Having a routine can:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and fear in your loved one
  • Reduce caregiver stress and prevent burnout
  • Allow you to schedule some time for self-care for you both

Creating a Care Schedule for Dementia

When you create your caregiving schedule, keep yourself and your loved one in a routine, but don’t forget – you’ll need to be flexible, too. Our days aren’t always predictable, and you’ll also need to have some extra time set aside in case you or your loved one needs a break or some extra self-care.

Respite Care Means Better Care for Your Loved One and Better Care for Yourself

As the disease progresses, and your loved one needs 24/7 care, you’ll likely need a little help. Scheduling respite care for your loved one can ensure that you both are getting your needs met.

If you live in the Round Rock or North Austin area, consider taking advantage of our respite care program. Whether you need some support a few hours a day or a few days a month, we want to help.

Call us at 512-399-5080 or schedule a visit with an owner today to learn more about respite care at Sundara.