As a Family Caregiver, Don't Forget to Care for Yourself Too.
Dementia affects approximately 50 million people around the world. With an estimated 2/3rds of people with dementia living at home, family carers make up the bulk of the care.
Are you one of them?
Are you a family carer who supports a family member with dementia living at home?
If so, then I think you will agree that it can be a frightening prospect when someone in the family receives a diagnosis of dementia. We are filled with emotions fuelled by fear of the unknown and what the future holds.
However, although there is still no cure, a shift to a much more positive mindset is taking place. Things are changing. More and more research demonstrates that there is a life to be led and quality of life to be enjoyed after a diagnosis of dementia.
People with dementia and their family carers are becoming much more capable. They are taking more control of their lives by seeking out knowledge and resources that help them on their path together.
However, to do this, it’s vitally important to take good care of yourself.
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Dementia Care at Home Book Series
Find out more about living and caring well at home by clicking on the links below.
101 Tips on Staying Safe at Home with Dementia:
Avoid Falls, Floods, Injuries, Accidents, Doorstep Crime and More ....
Dementia Care at Home, book 1.
Dementia Caregiver: Inspirational Messages of Support for Family Caregivers Everywhere.
Dementia Care at Home, book 2.
Dementia and the Life Ahead
A thoroughly practical guide on living with dementia: diagnosis, symptoms, stages, what to expect, caregiving, and paving the way to live with dignity and grace.
Dementia Care at Home Series, Book 3.