Did you know that dementia residents read emotions of those around them? They take verbal and non-verbal clues from their caregivers. So, if you are stressed, chances are you can increase your loved one’s stress levels as well.
With so many demands, for many, the holidays can be a stressful period. To help reduce stress that can build around this time of year, we have found some advice from the Mayo Clinic. Click on the link below.
Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress
Respite Care is Available
Sometimes you just need a break from caregiving. The Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) can help fund respite services to provide care to a loved one for a brief period of time so the caregiver has the opportunity for relief and rest. Contact SCRC at (858) 268-4432 or learn more at caregivercenter.org.