Alabama Department of Senior Services
A RESOURCE FOR ALABAMA SENIORS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS
Caregiving can be both rewarding and stressful. Over time, the stress of being a caregiver for someone with dementia can become difficult. Too often, caregivers don’t make time for themselves, which can result in anger, sadness, or changes in their own physical health.
If you are a caregiver, it is important to make a plan, so that you can take breaks when needed. If you notice changes in your own health or well being, it is important to seek support so that both you and your loved one stay as healthy and well as possible.
Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a good place to start. They may offer classes for caregivers, and can also connect you to resources such as adult day services, caregiver support groups, sitter services, and other helpful services. Caregiving is hard, so make sure you take care of yourself too.