Family

Alzheimer’s is called the ‘family disease.’ How to address the issues in your personal Alzheimer’s circle.

Improve Family Communication and Share the Caregiving Load

Improve Family Communication and Share the Caregiving Load

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
Contributor

Do you feel frustrated with the lack of involvement from your siblings when it comes to caring for your mother?

Is your spouse “checked-out” when caring for your disabled child when you need his help? Caregiving has its challenges and when family dynamics are impeding care it becomes even more difficult to meet the needs of your loved one. This week’s guest, Tony Silbert, co-author of Healing Conversations Now: Enhancing Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones and I discuss how using appreciative inquiry and other communication techniques can improve your relationship with your family.

Are you looking for ways to assist somebody with Alzheimer’s Disease? Look no further! The Alzheimer’s Store offers products ranging from bathroom safety, GPS systems, music, clothes, cognitive stimulation, and specialized clocks and phones. Check out their unique door murals that prevent wandering as well.

 

View all Alz Live Audio View Alz Live’s SoundCloud Channel



About the author

Stephanie Erickson

Read All Articles by Stephanie Read More Read Less

You might also enjoy:

Organizing for Aging

Daily I come across unprepared families. Daughters and sons call me unsure as to what to do when their…

Stumped by the simplest things

"Thank you, Marie. I will sit here for thirty minutes. What should I do then?" People with Alzheimer's…

How do you get family to carry their share?

One of the toughest problems, once Alzheimer's hits, is getting siblings and other family members to…

Torn between mom with Alzheimer’s and challenging foster child

How do we do what’s right for each of them? Dementia Alliance’s Dana Vladescu teases out the puzzle.…

comments powered by Disqus