Processing an Alzheimer’s or other dementia diagnosis is a lot to take in. Whether it comes as a shock or verifies what you suspected, you likely have a lot of questions:
Whether you’re the primary caregiver, or you share caregiving responsibilities with others, taking care of yourself is likely the last thing you think about. But having a good support network you can turn to for advice and encouragement when you feel alone, overwhelmed, or even frustrated can ensure that even on the toughest of days, you have the support you need to support your loved one.
Although this eBook might not answer every single question you have about caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, it will help determine next steps now that you have the diagnosis in hand. You’ll learn about the various documents you should have in place after diagnosis (if you don’t already), resources for caregivers (regardless of how much support you provide), self-care tips, and long-term care considerations.
It may be tiring and even emotionally exhausting at times, but ensuring you have a solid support system, the proper resources, and a long-term plan allows you to give your loved one the care and support they need. Fill out this form and get your free copy of your Guide to Caring for Someone with Dementia for Family Caregivers.