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There's No Place Like Home: Creating Safe Environments for People With Late Stage Allzheimer's

For someone with Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder, home may not always be the safest or most convenient place to live. As caregivers, we can help a loved one make modifications so they can continue to live safely in familiar surroundings.

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10/11/2019

Reducing the Stress of a Transition to Assisted Living

The decision to move a loved one to assisted living can be one of the hardest a caregiver can make. However, if we are caring for a loved one with a chronic disease, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, it may become necessary to consider assisted living placement if we lack the time, resources or support to continue caring for a loved one at home. Shifting a loved one’s care to an assisted living facility may seem as if it will relieve many of the stresses of caregiving such as anxiety, depression or feeling overburdened. However, studies show that assisted living placement can instead change the type of stressors a caregiver experiences rather than eliminate them.

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By Julie Hayes | 10/11/2019

Weitzman, L. (2019, August 15). The Juggling Act of the Working Caregiver. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/the-juggling-act-of-the-working-caregiver

Cardellini, J. (2019, August 15). 4 Tips for Dealing with Summer Heat. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/4-tips-for-dealing-with-summer-heat

Carney, A. (2019, August 15). 5 Ways to Get More Involved with Your Community. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/5-ways-to-get-more-involved-with-your-community