Caregiver Burnout and Building a Care Team
Over 70% of care givers are family members. Experience is showing us that it is almost impossible to be the care giver and the son, daughter, or spouse. In many families, the care giving falls on one person primarily and 30 to 50% of care givers die before the person with dementia. Learn how to relieve the stress the care giver experiences and how to use outside help to improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and the care giver.
Safety Concerns and Living Options
When it comes to deciding whether someone living with dementia can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider. Can changes be made to the existing home to “elder-proof” it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.