Offer to give family caregivers a mental and physical break – Give a family caregiver the gift of respite by arranging for professional respite care services. These services allow caregivers to take a break and recharge while ensuring their loved one receives quality care in a safe environment.
Assist with Daily Tasks that Become Overwhelming to Family Caregivers – Offer to help with grocery shopping, meal preparation, or household chores. By taking care of these routine tasks, you provide valuable time for family caregivers to focus on their loved one’s needs.
Encourage Self-Care Activities that Bring Joy to Family Caregivers – Suggest activities they enjoy, like reading, exercising, or spending time with friends. Remind them that their well-being is just as important as their loved ones. Consider gifting them self-care items, such as relaxation kits or spa vouchers, as a reminder to take time for themselves.
Listen and Provide Emotional Support to a Busy Caregiver of a Senior Loved One – Give a family caregiver the space to share their feelings and frustrations without judgment. Sometimes, all they need is someone who understands and supports them through their journey.
Plan Meaningful Activities for the Senior Loved One with Dementia – Help family caregivers brainstorm activities that their loved one enjoys and can participate in. It could be as simple as listening to music, doing puzzles, or going for a gentle walk in the park.
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Taken from “How to Support a Family Member Caring for a Senior Loved One with Alzheimer’s,” written by Michelle Flores, Amada blog contributor.