Caring for an individual with dementia will prove to be both a rewarding and challenging undertaking. Your patience and tolerance are put to the test dealing with daily ups and downs, unexpected changes, and chronic fatigue. It is normal to feel overwhelmed; caregiving is a physically and emotionally demanding task. However, if you are not careful, stress can place harm on yourself and the person you are caring for.
“A Guide for Individuals Who Care for Persons with Dementia” is an excellent resource for measuring your stress level, tips for managing your stress at home, and talking it over with a professional when your feelings get out of hand. Click on the link below for more information. http://www.wrgec.org/FileLib/Cleveland%20Caregiver%20handbook%20II.pdf