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Dementia Caregivers: Lighten Your Load of Holiday Stress

Dementia Caregivers: Lighten Your Load of Holiday Stress
“The secret to good care is getting to know both patient and family,” says geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Marc Agronin in an Orlando Sentinel article.

In preparing for the 590,000 Alzheimer’s patients that are projected to inhabit the state by 2025, Florida is devising a plan for dealing with the dilemma. Learn more about the Florida plans, as well as Dr. Agronin’s person-centered approach to care.

Additionally, as November is National Family Caregivers Month, the National Family Caregivers Association has a number of resources to help you get through the challenges of caring for a loved one. Get the tips and tools.

Also check out:
  • A Life Story Questionnaire, which family caregivers can use to help professional caregivers and others learn about their loved ones.
  • The Dementia Talking,” Dementia campaigner Beth Britton’s tips for coping with the guilt a family caregiver often feels when a loved one with dementia is in care.

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