July 8. 2020 © Judith Allen Shone
One thing most caregivers have learned is that we need as much reassurance as we can get! 🙂 We recognize that support, encouragement, insights and tips learned from others provide the confidence to sustain us all through our journeys.
Caregivers are bright! We learn quickly by necessity. We learn in classes or through coping with our own daily situations, but our biggest support comes from what we have learned from other caregivers, our own lifeline system! Be sure you find such lifelines for your journey.
We learn from each other
- by exchanging caregiving tips with one another – please share yours!
- by taking classes from Alzheimer Society – ‘those who know’
- from reading ongoing research online
- from listening to podcasts and watching videos
- from talking with those who are impacted by one of the dementia diseases
- from asking our medical providers questions
- from memory clinic visits
- from support groups and being social together
- share your favourite learning place in the comments below.
Share your caregiver tips so others will have them in their toolbox…
Types of support to be aware of, to seek out,
to have at hand, to be prepared:
- Behaviour specialists
- Caregiver support groups – other caregivers
- Community health charities or support programs
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s organizations locally and online
- Education support-classes or research online
- Financial advisor familiar with the dementia issues
- Friends and family – each one has unique talents to share
- Hospice and palliative care support
- In-home support – respite and health-care services
- Legal counsel from one familiar with memory loss individuals.
- Medical professional support – keep the medical team close
- Online zoom teams or teleconferencing groups
- Physical support – therapy, exercise, health activities
- Respite services for both caregiver and loved ones
- Specialty behaviour groups
- See also Quintessential Caregiver Support , Education & Resource Links and Caregiver Social-Support
Read Caregiver Tips other caregivers have submitted
TAKE TIME NOW . . . write down your tips . . .
💕 ‘Then, come on down and share your tip‘ 🥰 in the comment section below.
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Caregiver Tips can be brief or have more detail, as the telling of it requires! Your 150-200 word contribution will be posted, either signed or attributed with initials, your choice. See those already there.
(1) Write me an EMAIL and tell me category where you would like it to appear…OR
(2) Write your comment in the field at the end of the page (you will sign in to WordPress, no fees)
An example might be this item on shaving, listed under Grooming.
EXAMPLE: Shaving: I had to learn to shave a man’s face. I do it every other day now. I never had done it before. Luckily, My Love was able to tell me how to do it. I found I could use an electric razor best, but he still used his blade when I was finished…until he could no longer do it. I am glad he was able to teach me before he no longer could. ~ Jas, spouse-caregiver
Caregivers have suggested numerous areas of interest. 😊 If your tip fits in a new category, we will add a new category! Next: go to Caregiver Tips page.
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Thank you. Judith Allen Shone
“Sharing Our Knowledge” © 2020 Judith Allen Shone
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