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Caregiving whether it’s for the young or old isn’t an easy job to do. Caregivers for people with dementia are faced with the most challenges of all. The lack of communication from a person with dementia due to brain cell loss and the inability to express their needs can lead a caregiver to feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and isolated-especially if they don’t have support. Caregivers need proper tools and training to succeed and help them thrive in taking on this role.
It is important for a caregiver to learn as much as possible about their loved-ones disease. This will help make you more aware of the challenges you may face and what to expect along the way. Understanding dementia will help make sense of behaviors that can occur while taking care of a person and there are support groups available too. Outside resources such as adult daycare centers, in-home care/sup