"I Still Want To Attend Church, But I'm Caring for Someone With Dementia!"
When caring for someone with dementia, isolation develops as an increasing challenge for family caregivers. A number of frustrating and embarrassing mishaps can await most caregivers and their loved ones, so the seclusion increases.
Yet, pushing back against that isolation benefits not only the caregiver, but the loved one with dementia as well. Churches and places of worship provide great comfort, strength, and community to a family living with a member suffering from dementia. Attending those places for a long as possible helps both the caregiver and the loved one with dementia.
Dementia Care expert, Tracey Maxfield, RN, serves as a regular contributor to the our radio show for caregivers. She recently provided several tips when taking a loved one with dementia out in public—and specifically to church.