Taking care of a frail loved one is often stressful enough, but when the loved one also has dementia, the challenge of care is compounded. Your loved one with dementia may have mood swings, be confused, disoriented, unmotivated or say and do things that are inappropriate for the social situation. Even knowing that our loved ones with dementia are not being deliberately difficult, taking care of them can still be distressing.
In order for you to continue caring for your loved one, it is just as important for you to take care of yourself. When you need a break to recharge, feel free to give me a call.
I have more than a year's experience helping out at the dementia ward of a hospice. While there, I help to feed the patients, give them sponge baths, change their diapers, and also befriend and accompany them around the hospice grounds. Moreover, I have a certificate in Understanding Dementia from the University of Tasmania's Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
I am also certified in the use of both CPR and AEDs.
So rest assured, your loved one will be in good hands while you take some time out for your own self-care. After all, caring is the most important part of care.
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