Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a stressful and thankless job. As a caregiver, you’ll be assisting your loved one with a range of active daily living skills such as bathing, showering, dressing, transportation, and food preparation, as well as appointments, management of personal matters, socialization, and more.
In A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, author Patricia M. McClure-Chessier prepares the future caregiver for their journey and helps them to avoid common pitfalls. The experienced caregiver will garner additional strategies to help prevent burn-out and gain additional insight on how to handle challenging situations. Sharing principles gained from caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s, McClure-Chessier shares a host of techniques useful for a variety of situations, including someone noncompliant with active daily living skills or who exhibits unwelcome behaviors.
A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia offers a unique perspective on how to be effective as a caregiver with a limited support system, helping the caregiver to have a more rewarding experience.