Entries by Laurie and Beth White and Spencer

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Caregiver tips for sheltering in place

Like many of you we have been ordered to “shelter in place” (Beth in Michigan, Laurie in California) to help curb or eradicate the COVID-19 virus. Although it is an inconvenience, we cannot help but think of all the caregivers for relatives with dementia. Adult Day Centers are closed. Some family members are working from […]

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How to get your relative to accept help—so you can take a break

Caregivers need breaks. Respite care can happen many different ways. You might get a break by hiring a home care worker. Perhaps other family members can step up and rotate time with your relative. Taking advantage of adult day programs or temporary stays in a residential setting is another possibility. All of these possibilities rest […]