Wednesday Workshop – How to Cope with Changing Roles and Responsibilities
Hello and welcome to Wednesday Workshop. Today we’re talking about changing roles and responsibilities and some of the things you can do to cope with the changing relationship you have with the person you care for.
When people marry, they often assume distinct roles in their relationship. These roles have certain duties and responsibilities. Do’s and don’ts if you will, that include how we relate to one another within our relationship. Most people usually remain in the role they assumed throughout the length of their marriage.
But what happens when things change? When the person you love can no longer play their chosen role, the role you’ve always respected, accepted and loved?
There are things you can do to help manage the role and relationship change that Alzheimer’s disease has brought to your front door.
First and foremost, recognize that you are not alone. For most men, it’s hard to reach out for support. But support does exist, and the right support group can make it easier for you to manage and navigate the challenges you’re facing.
Whether it’s learning how to assist your partner with bathing and toileting, or learning how to cope with repetitive questions, even confusions or delusions, the professionals at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center are here and know how to help you.
Our geriatric care managers can work with you, in your own home, to help you manage just those things that you find most challenging. Behavioral, emotional or physical, they can help you better help meet the complex and frequently changing needs of your loved one. Most importantly they can empower you to become comfortable and confident in your new role and your newly changed relationship.
To learn more or to speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199 or email us below. Thanks for watching today’s Wednesday Workshop and we’ll see you again next week.