6 Tips to Young Caregivers Helping a Relative with Dementia
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Written by Christine Kennard
Understanding dementia as a younger member of the family can be hard. This isn’t to say that teens and young adults do not understand the technical aspects of what dementia involves. Often, many a family member, friend and sometimes medical staff will have offered an explanation of the disease. However, the explanation and experiences of others are very difficult to take on board emotionally and without prior experience. My daughter and I have written this Sharepost together with tips we hope will help young people.
Whether the person suffering from dementia is a close family member or a distant family friend truly understanding which aspects of their personality remains the same and which have altered can be challenging. My daughter’s personal experience with an elderly member of the family (living with us) meant we built up a small but honest guide that we hope will help others and help them deal with the strain that can sometimes be placed on your emotions and understanding.
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