We all know that caregiving is hard work, but does it always have to feel that way? Do you often find yourself feeling disheartened and frustrated when approaching caregiver tasks and situations?
If you are a caregiver of a person living with dementia, you will have questions. Though everyone’s situation is unique, St. John’s has many of the answers that may help you along the way.
Throughout this website, you will find caregivers similar to yourself who will tell you about their experience. They will also talk about strategies for keeping their loved one engaged, finding joy for themselves and their loved one, and how to recognize and deal with change. You will also find useful links to other resources, including our blog, where you will find articles of interest to caregivers at home.
Sybil Prince, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, advises caregivers at home on the need for support—from family, friends, and the professional community—and from other caregivers.