Caring for individuals with dementia can be both a very rewarding and very stressful experience. For family caregivers, this time you get to spend with your loved one will prove to be priceless; but I cannot promise you that times will not be tough along the way.

Individuals that have been diagnosed with dementia require a special kind of care and attention not always necessary with other medical conditions. They possess a unique set of needs that must be met properly. Below are tips for caring for a person’s individual needs, and how to approach an individual with dementia. There is also some information on caregiver burden, relieving stress, and support groups with individuals experiencing the same job-related trials and triumphs as you. The links below contain helpful information regarding the care of individuals with dementia.