Caring for Relatives
Having to help a loved one who is affected by Alzheimer's is never easy. The Latino culture has a high respect for la familia and elders. Because of this belief, Latinos are more likely to care for their family members at home instead of placing them in a nursing home.
Caregiving presents a challenge that many people have not yet encountered. You must understand that Alzheimer's patients will show odd behaviors and mood swings. They will need day to day care and the amount of care will increase as the disease progresses. It is common for caregivers to experience depression, physical illness, social isolation, and sleep problems. Remember to visit your doctor regularly; they can identify problems easier than you can.
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||||This site was created by Jessica Saenz in fulfillment of requirements for the course taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2005.|