Care Takers for Elderly Relatives

@JoannH (12)
United States
March 8, 2007 11:39pm CST
Do you care for or give assistance to elderly relatives? What are some of the challenges you face? Some of the joys? If the person you care for has Alzheimer's, what are some activities you do with him/her to try to keep his/her mind active? What suggestions do you have for others in a similar situation?Do you need to vent? Do you need a listening ear, someone who understands what you're going through as you try your best to provide the best care possible for the person you care for? Join the discussion as we offer a helping hand and a listening ear.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Hi JoannH I am a bit behind in checking on my friends discussions.Sorry We don't really car for anyone in our home but through the years we have had elderly aunts,friends,and mom-in-law to help our. Since my illnes my husband is a saint about keeping up with the elderly.I used to take them places and do stuff for them but he picked up without a bat of the eye. We did have an uncle with alzheimers that was home with Aunt for a while then he became combative and confused and had to be put in the nursing home where they took very good care of him. My mother-in-law is the only elderly reletive left and she is 88 this year in May.When she goes we step up to . A suggestion to anyone that might have to care for someone elderly is tyo remember 1.the better time there were with that person and 2.we all grow old and keep it in mind that you may be in her possition some day and hopefully someone will be there for you. This is a wonderful discussion and I will check back later to respond to others. Raydene