Coping with the stresses of being a caregiver can take their toll, but learning effective coping mechanisms and having a group of supportive and knowledgeable people to talk to in a safe space can help! Join us Thursday July 11th at 10am for a free seminar presented by Alzheimer's New Jersey and hosted here at Alcoeur Garden's Toms River facility - all are welcome! Caregivers, healthcare workers, family and friends of people caring for those with Alzheimer's or other forms of
WHY do we need to FIGHT for additional research and treatments? We need to better understand how Alzheimer’s unfolds. The brain is a complicated organ. Because it’s so difficult to study while patients are alive, we know very little about how it ages normally and how Alzheimer’s disrupts that process. Our understanding of what happens in the brain is based largely on autopsies, which show only the late stages of the disease and don’t explain many of its lingering mysteries.
A person who has dementia may exhibit challenging behaviors for many reasons. Being sensitive to the emotion behind the behavior can help to manage stress and frustration. Seek a doctor’s advice to determine if there is a medical cause or if medications are causing adverse side effects. Limit outside noise, clutter or the number of persons in a room. Keep to the same routines. Reduce caffeine intake. Do not move objects and furniture. Dot the environment with familiar objects
Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia can be overwhelming at times. It can be emotionally, physically and mentally taxing. It can cause immense amounts of stress and exhaustion, and it is important for the caregiver to learn essential coping mechanisms to effectively combat caregiver stress and burnout. While there are support groups and seminars to attend to help with learning effective techniques and to meet others who can support you alon