Late-Stage

We’ve arranged information in the caring blog on Alzheimer’s disease in a way we hope you’ll find easy to use.  Below we discuss  late stage in a general way, with links to tips and tools in This Caring Home and to other organizations. On the right, you’ll find the Blog Categories list for blogs on specific late stage issues.

Late-Stage: Loss, Caregiving, and Comfort

As dementia progresses, the person you care for will need more hands-on caregiving as they lose the ability to take care of themselves. Many caregivers find this a rewarding yet difficult time. Without special equipment and training, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with caregiving as the need for help with everyday tasks (bathing, toileting, eating, transferring, etc.) intensifies. Don’t go it alone – get help from friends, family, and community resources like the This Caring Home web site, Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

 

Therapeutic activities, like listening to music, aromatherapy massage, and visits with pets can soothe and comfort both you and your loved one during this difficult time.

 

This Caring Home Website

Throughout our virtual home, you’ll find practical tips and strategies that have helped other caregivers in similar situations during the late-stages. Below is a list we’ve put together – organized by key topics – so you can find information more quickly. We know it’s not easy – we’re caregivers too.

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