Wednesday Workshop – What to Avoid While Caregiving
Hello and welcome to Wednesday Workshop. In today’s world, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are some of the biggest concerns many of us have as we age. You may think that all you can do is hope for a pharmaceutical cure to hit the market, but the truth is much more encouraging.
Avoid processed and sugary foods
Alzheimer’s is sometimes referred to as “diabetes of the brain”. That says a lot about the correlation between the disease and your diet. The same goes with processed meats and foods.
Avoid missing medical and health care appointments
It’s so important to get all the information and help that’s available to you. By regularly attending your appointments, you’ll be able to insert some control over your care. Be your own advocate!
Loneliness and social isolation have been clearly linked to poor health outcomes. One frightening finding is that feelings of loneliness are linked to poor cognitive performance and quicker cognitive decline in dementia patients.
Avoid taking it personally
Do not take disruptive behaviors personally. Remaining flexible, patient and calm will serve you best as you go about caregiving. People with Alzheimer’s lose their filter, so they might say or do mean things once in a while. When this happens, and it probably will, remember that it’s the disease talking. Sometimes the emotions being expressed are more important than what is being said. Look for the feelings behind the words!
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.