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Dementia Care Givers

Those who are dementia care givers know the many challenges you’re facing, like losing your privacy, worrying, assisting with daily living, filling the long hours, coping with new expenses, grieving in anticipation of watching someone you love change, and family-work stress, just to name a few of the stressors.

Please know that feeling like you’re taken for granted as a caregiver is incredibly common. Surveys indicate that more than half of all regular and especially dementia caregivers feel this way, and these understandable feelings are also stressors. What also adds stress is the feeling like you’re needlessly and unrightfully complaining when you legitimately feel this way.  Here are some ways to cope with the fact that, especially for dementia caregivers, appreciation isn’t always in abundance:

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Dementia Care Homes

In the US, an estimated 75 percent of people living in care homes have some level of dementia – and these figures are rising.  But according to government reports, not all residents in dementia care homes are currently receiving the most appropriate care for their individual needs. Worst instances include poorly trained staff regularly administering sedatives and anti-psychotic drugs to calm individuals exhibiting the types of “disruptive” behavior associated with the various forms of dementia; more common examples are linked to sheer ignorance and lack of experience among staff caring for people with dementia.

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