Being a health advocate for parents with Alzheimers brings unique challenges.
If you follow this blog, you know our family story is one of congestive heart failure and not dementia. But the sheer number of caregivers I meet dealing with parents that have dementia is staggering. Over 5 Million Americans are living with Alzheimers and this number climbs if you include all forms of dementia. In 2015, more than 15 million caregivers provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care. Source: Facts about Alzheimers and Dementia
The article “How Alzheimers Caregivers Can Be Effective Advocates” gives practical advice on how best to handle routine medical visits and strategies for where to begin in an emergency situation. The suggestions in this article are helpful even if your loved one is not suffering from dementia.
I found this article through the Elderpro Network. It was written by Sarah Stevenson and sourced from “A Place for Mom”.
Sourced from A Place for Mom:
How Alzheimers Caregivers Can Be Effective Advocates
Disclaimer: The material in this blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace, nor does it replace, consulting with a physician, lawyer, accountant, financial planner or other qualified professional.