Ask the Alzheimer’s Expert! I’m at the end of my rope. What do I do?
Ask the Alzheimer’s Expert is brought to you each week by Elayne Forgie and the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center.
Question: I care for my mother full-time. She has Alzheimer’s disease and I’m at the end of my rope. What can I do?
Answer: Thanks for submitting your question. First, know that you’re not alone. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is here to help you. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week 365 days per year.
Caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can reach a point in their caregiving journey where they just don’t think they can take it anymore, and like you, feel they are reaching the end of their rope.
You have already taken a great first step by reaching out to us. I must applaud you for that. Sadly, many caregivers wait until it’s too late.
The Geriatric Care Navigators at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center are professional RN’s, Social Workers, advanced degreed professionals or professional geriatric care managers with many years experience helping Alzheimer’s caregivers cope with the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
We’ve helped caregivers in situations similar to yours, move forward in a healthier, happier and more empowered way, which has improved their quality of life and the quality of life for the person they care for.
One of our Care Managers is available to meet with you right away, here in our Gathering Place, in your own home, or at a location that is most comfortable for you.
Your Care Manager will help you clearly identify the problems and help you find immediate, appropriate and affordable solutions. She will then continue to work beside you and your family as you navigate the ups and downs that accompany caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
As hard as it might be to imagine right now, we can help you get through this. Please don’t wait until your situation gets worse or a crisis occurs. Call us today at 877-760-9199.