Care partners are integral to a successful care plan. The Kawartha Centre and community services, such as the Alzheimer Society will help you to understand the nature of the disease and anticipate common complications.
Memory decline can result in many different and unexpected behaviours.
Each individual situation is unique. Kawartha Centre provides personalized, individual and expert support for the patient and the caregiver, enabling both to participate in the management of care.
Support for caregivers
Memory decline impacts both the individual and those around them – their family, friends, caregivers. The health and well-being of the caregiver is often overlooked given the daily demands of meeting the needs of a loved one who can no longer fully care for themselves. The most important way to keep a person with Alzheimer’s emotionally and physically healthy is to take time for yourself and ensure you are emotionally and physically healthy.
Kawartha Centre focuses on strategies to help caregivers with the self-care needed to ensure they can effectively manage the emotional and physical demands of their role.
Education, awareness of the symptoms of dementia, understanding the possible behaviours resulting from dementia and learning approaches to successfully navigate these behaviours is critically important to the well-being of the caregiver.
As is support for caregivers themselves. Either through time away from the caregiving responsibilities, speaking to those sharing similar experiences or learning tools such as mindfulness to help manage day-to-day.
The Kawartha Centre is a partner to both the patient and the caregiver providing guidance, support and compassion while helping to navigate the way forward.