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  • October 11, 2012
  • Erin Harris

How to Gain Family Support When Your Loved One Has Dementia

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“When communicating with your siblings, try to be concrete and objective about your mom’s changes and challenges and the help she requires,” writes Kim Warchol, OTR/L, president and founder of Dementia Care Specialists (DCS).

In response to a comment on her “Dementia Care Training: Keeping Our Loved Ones Safe” video, Kim offers tips for a family care partner of a person with dementia. The commenter’s siblings don’t acknowledge that their mom has dementia, and the commenter seeks advice for helping them recognize their mom’s condition.

Check out the Dementia Care Blog for Kim’s insight into how denial is a coping mechanism—and how siblings can work together to ensure compassionate care for their parents—as well as each other.

Also visit Dementia Care Specialists’ community of caring on Facebook, and check out the video that inspired the comment:
 
 

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