4 Things That Can Help Family Members Care For a Parent With Alzheimer’s

Caring for a senior parent with Alzheimer’s is very tough emotionally and physically. If you’re taking care of a senior parent with Alzheimer’s and you’re struggling you’re not alone. Sometimes the responsibility of trying to juggle caring for your loved one and taking care of your kids, working, and all of your responsibilities is just overwhelming. But you don’t have to do all that you’re doing without help. There are resources available to help you take care of a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s like:

Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer's Care Philadelphia, PA: Alzheimer's Care

Alzheimer’s Care Philadelphia, PA: Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s care is a specialty at home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s. When you get Alzheimer’s care for your senior parent that parent will be cared for by someone who has experience with and training in the unique challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. 

Knowing that your senior parent is being taken care of by someone who understands the complexity of Alzheimer’s gives you the chance to take some time for yourself to do what you do need to do. Take some time off. Go get a haircut and a manicure. Do some shopping or meet friends for lunch. Give yourself a break to relax and rest. Everyone needs a break sometimes and you’re not a bad caregiver for admitting that you need some time off. 

Support Groups

Support groups can provide the kind of emotional support that family caregivers often need in order to process their feelings. Watching a parent go through Alzheimer’s is difficult emotionally, and it puts the child in a parental role which many people struggle with. Even though you’re an adult now it’s easy to feel like a child again when you’re taking care of a parent. A support group can connect you with other caregivers who know what you’re going through. 

Educational Resources

Alzheimer’s affects every senior in a unique way and you won’t know how it will impact your senior parent until they are going through it. But you can find out more about the mechanics of this disease and what it does to the brain. Sometimes understanding how the disease progresses and what it does to the body can help people find more effective ways to provide care for a parent. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but sometimes just understand it makes it easier to fight. 

Services To Streamline Day To Day Tasks

These days there are many different types of services that can really simplify the day to day running of a household. When  you’re running a household for a senior parent using these services is worth the extra cost because of the time that they save you. When time and energy are your most precious commodities it makes sense to pay for services that will give you more time. Grocery delivery, drug store delivery, regular shipments of pet food, litter, and supplies and regular monthly shipments of household goods like paper towels and toilet paper can make life much easier and more comfortable for your family.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s Care in Philadelphia, PA please contact the caring staff at True Direct Home Health Care today.

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