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The Top Eight Caregiver Resources You Need

Being a caregiver is one of the hardest jobs out there. It's a full-time job that often doesn't leave room for much else. If you're feeling stressed, burned out, or like you're just not sure where to turn, never fear! There are plenty of resources out there to help you in your journey.  

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The Best Dementia-Friendly Outings to Help Get Out of the House

We all need a break from our daily routines every now and then, and that’s especially true for people living with dementia. If you’re caring for a loved one living with dementia, it’s also important to take some time for yourself on a regular basis. Research shows that just thirty minutes outside in nature can be a game changer for any of us. But finding activities that are both enjoyable and safe for both of you can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best dementia-friendly outings to help you and your loved one get out of the house. Some of these outings are best suited for people living with beginning stages or milder Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Knowing When it Might be Time to Move

A common challenge we hear from families caring for loved ones with dementia is that they can’t get them to do anything other than watch TV. In our experience, this situation really comes down to the person wanting to maintain control.

If the person says no to every suggestion, there is no risk involved, even though they might actually enjoy doing something else. It is hard to lure them away from what is safe and known, even if we know that safe and known thing isn’t good for them.

Here are some ways to help your person feel safe and in control, and move them into an alternate activity:

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Tips for Getting a Loved One Away from the TV

A common challenge we hear from families caring for loved ones with dementia is that they can’t get them to do anything other than watch TV. In our experience, this situation really comes down to the person wanting to maintain control.

If the person says no to every suggestion, there is no risk involved, even though they might actually enjoy doing something else. It is hard to lure them away from what is safe and known, even if we know that safe and known thing isn’t good for them.

Here are some ways to help your person feel safe and in control, and move them into an alternate activity:

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Engagement with Connectivities

Every human wants to feel connected to the people around them and it’s no different for
someone living with dementia. Connections can become difficult to make as the person living
with dementia changes and their disease progresses. Even brief moments of connection can
play a significant role in how the rest of the day goes for both the person living with dementia
and their care partner.

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