Live chat with expert: Terry Frangiosa

There are nearly 16 million adult family caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Often multiple family members are involved to help with care, make decisions and fund care-related expenses. But sharing the responsibilities amongst the family isn’t always easy or equal. Siblings can squabble over unpaid bills, heirlooms, who’s providing care, hiring care and the list can go on.  

Join Terry Frangiosa, a former family caregiver for her mom with Alzheimer’s and passionate Alzheimer’s advocate at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s for a unique perspective on hiring in-home care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s and navigating the ups and downs of siblings working together (or not) to care for an aging loved one. Get tips on how to more successfully navigate the variety of family dynamics involved in caregiving and how to improve communication and decision-making abilities.

About the expert

Terry Frangiosa
Terry Frangiosa is a passionate Alzheimer’s advocate with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and a long-time family caregiver caring for her mom who had Alzheimer’s Disease. She also oversees a strategic healthcare consulting firm, Frangiosa and Associates, LLC., where she provides guidance on integrating expertise into product and disease strategies, medical and scientific communications and patient and caregiver advocacy efforts. Her interest in Advocacy has resulted in long-standing support of several organizations dedicated to patient support in Brain Disorders and Breast Cancer She has applied her professional career experience and her passion for advocacy to help create the A LIST as a channel for feedback from those diagnosed with or at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, their care partners and individuals who are ‘worried well’.

One thought on “Family Dynamics in Caregiving: How to Improve Communication & Make Decisions Together

  • Maryellen Musgrave

    Very helpful. I had my husband pass away from Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago and a daughter die last month from an unrelated disease. My big takeaways from the talk are.
    1. We are not going to do the caregiving perfectly no matter how hard we try
    2. Yes. It is hard. Try to see the behaviors as the disease and not the person.

    Thank you,

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