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.
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.