Thursday, April 16, 2015

The perspective you need to care for someone with Alzheimer’s

Elizabeth Cook, community outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana, offers this helpful perspective for those who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.

“At the local office, we have embraced the Best Friends approach to Alzheimer’s care,” Cook says. “I would encourage anyone who is caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s to not just see them as their mother, brother, or client, but as their best friend. When we view someone as a best friend, we are genuinely seeking out ways to spend time with them. We are using our knowledge of their life to influence our time with them.”

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