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Alzheimer’s Caregivers-Sending You Encouragement Today

Alzheimer’s Caregivers-Sending You Encouragement Today

Alzheimer's Caregivers - Sending You Encouragement Today. Being one of the 16+ million Alzheimer's caregivers can be one of the longest marathons you'll ever undertake. I am unaware of anyone who has gone on this journey alone. It's entirely reasonable to need help and encouragement. Getting help and taking care of yourself is critical to taking good care of your loved one.

Caregivers play a crucial role in providing support and care to their loved ones, often dedicating significant time and effort to ensure their well-being. However, the demands of caregiving can be emotionally and physically exhausting, potentially leading to burnout and stress. It is vital for caregivers to seek help and receive encouragement to maintain their own health and well-being. Seeking help, whether through professional services, support groups, or family and friends, can alleviate the burden and provide much-needed relief. Encouragement can boost caregivers' morale and reassure them that their efforts are valued and recognized. It can also help them stay motivated and resilient in the face of challenges. By prioritizing their own self-care and accepting support, caregivers can sustain their ability to provide quality care for their loved ones while also safeguarding their own mental and physical health.

Our Guest:

Sitting at her preschooler’s soccer game, Cameron's life shifted when her mom disclosed her Alzheimer's diagnosis.  Cameron was instantly inducted into the Sandwich Generation “Club” alongside 2.5 million other family caregivers in the US. She grappled with the dual responsibility of caring for her elderly parent and raising young children. The diagnosis plunged her family into chaos, leaving her feeling profoundly isolated.

In her quest to find suitable care for her mother, Cameron recognized the complex challenges involved in developing a comprehensive plan. This realization led her to commit full-time to simplifying the overwhelming process.

Cameron started NextSteps Senior Placement


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Time Out Caregiver: Resilience, Compassion & Self-Care

Accepting Care - A Caregivers Perspective


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