Our generation is the first to face caregiving to such an extent.  Today people live longer than ever before, growing frail and needing care for years, not months.

Beahvirol changes in family members with dimentia, stroke, mobility challenges, cognitive challenges; based out of Elizabethton, Tennessee
How To Deal With Behavorial Changes in family members with dementia, stroke, mobility challenges, cognitive challenges

 

 

The ability to deal with behavioral changes is one of the key factors related to caregiver stress and depression.  Think about each question and decide if you are comfortable with the answer:

Can you help when they lose track of time?

How will you deal with repetitive questions?

What happens if they don’t recognize you?

How can you help them make choices when they are stuck?

What will you say if they accuse you (or others) of something you didn’t do?

Can you help them when they aren’t able to sequence daily tasks?

How will you deal with social inappropriateness?

Will you be able to tell “little white lies” to help the person stay calm?

What activities will they be able to continue (with or without help) to provide meaningful leisure?


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