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An Educated Caregiver Is a Better Caregiver

Caregiving can be tough work. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's or a similar dementia, particularly in the later stages, can be particularly tough work. I often write about caregivers taking a break and about realizing that we, as caregivers, will never be perfect. The flip side of that, however, is that caregiver's behavior can bring out the worst in a care receiver. Therefore, not only is it good for the caregiver to get breaks in order to be a better caregiver, it's important for a caregiver

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Excellent article! Education is key. The more knowledgeable a caregiver is the better. Your example of bathing is great... it is a very common issue for individuals with dementia.

I think you are so right with respect to this. Educating our caregivers and aiding them deal with this terrible disease will provide more comfort to loved ones.

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