Considering the demonstrated risks and the increasing prevalence of this issue, it’s certainly worth addressing how we can promote social integration at the larger social level, among our older loved ones, and even ourselves – for it has been shown that family caregivers are themselves at a high risk of social isolation.
In Rash the mom is the caregiver. She is a caregiver because she cares about her kids and wants to direct them in the correct way. Even if she fails to do so, she still loves her children and family. She is also a caregiver because she follows the rules no matter how crazy and ridiculous they are.
It’s best to start the conversation about in-home senior care with your loved one early. This forethought is vital during the early stages of diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. For tips on having this important conversation, take a look at this infographic.
this is a biggie, and most seniors won't or can't take in a lot of fluid, so you have to 'sneak' it in... dehydration symptoms are hallucinations and 'bad' days-for both the person with dementia and the caregiver ... so keep track and try to get more fluids in your seniors!