Why is it so hard to accept help? It's likely that most of us are familiar with the feeling of being overwhelmed, distraught, or exhausted but still confident that nothing and no one can help us. Perhaps it's our rugged American individualism, or a component of human nature that makes us want to do it all ourselves. Whatever the cause, this unwillingness or inability to ask for or receive help shows up in people living with or caring for someone with dementia, too. What are the signs that someone is acting as a dementia caregiver and needs help but is unaware, afraid, or not sure how to ask for it? Here are some things to look for:
After a diagnosis of dementia, it may feel overwhelming to try and find happiness in everyday life. However, there are many ways to bring joy to a person living with memory loss and their caregiver or loved one
If you notice several of the signs of memory loss in someone you know, the best way to help is to first have a conversation with that person about your concerns. Consider taking the following steps to manage and thrive during this time of uncertainty.