Alzheimer’s Caregiver – Lessons Learned

Back before Covid was a thing, Cindy interviewed Alzheimer’s Caregiver Phil Smith who frequently attended her Alzheimer’s Support Group meetings. Phil served as a remote caregiver for his Mom and as a personal Family Caregiver for his wife. Times have changed, but the information contained in these videos are right on point! If you are struggling to provide care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s, this is well worth watching!

Phil packed a lot of take-a-ways in that 6 minute interview. As an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Phil has amassed much experience to share!

It would also be well worth your time to listen to that and to our recap video where we offer our input on several of the lessons that Phil discussed. (If it looks like we are freezing while we’re talking – we were! I guess the season for outside videos is about over.)

Here are the links to both Alzheimer’s Caregiver videos:

Cindy’s interview with Alzheimer’s Caregiver Phil

Doug & Cindy’s Alzheimer’s Caregiver recap video

The question I have for you is: Do you have any questions or concerns you’d like us to discuss in an upcoming video? We love discussing caregiver stories and talking to our loyal group of email subscribers.

To send us your caregiver story, head over to our HMHM Virtual Support Group on Facebook. Share your story within our community and we may even discuss it in an upcoming YouTube video!

We want to be friends!

Ok. That might come off a little fast, but you can trust us. We want to help! We fully understand the stress and turmoil that you are facing as Family Caregiver – including personal experiences with burnout.

In our time as caregivers, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge that we desire to pass on. We understand the emotions involved while making necessary preplanning and caregiving decisions. Likewise, we have met many professional caregivers (like Alzheimer’s Caregiver Phil Smith), as well as other family members who were thrust as Family Caregiver. All caregivers have shared the same advice – Join a community! There is nothing more cleansing for our situation than knowing that we are not alone!

We have since created Caregiver Connection. Caregiver Connection is a newsletter that we write personally and send to fellow Caregivers. It is full of tips, tricks, direction and even professional advice. If you would like to sign up, click the button below.

Please Invite Someone to Our Newsletter

Being an Adult Kid who is helping mom as she is declining can be a scary, frustrating and lonely place lacking stability. You feel like you are solely responsible for solving Mom’s problems while managing yours. Some occasional input and a community you can trust would help, especially when facing burnout! This is a way that all of us can be working together as caregivers!

Many others that you may personally know are having to figure it all out by themselves. Most of them have no community. Please take a minute and do them a favor. Copy this link ~> help.mom/cc <~ and send it to them in an email or private message. They can click on it and subscribe to our newsletter for free.

Then they can enjoy weekly tips and encouragement. They no longer have to feel so alone in their family caregiver journey. They will appreciate the favor! Thank you for thinking of them!

Disclaimer

Nothing herein is intended to be legal advice. These are just things that we have learned as various families try when struggling with these difficult issues. Each situation is unique and requires specific professional assistance to resolve. Please contact your local medical or legal advisors to seek assistance in preplanning and appropriately resolving issues for your family.

Thank You for being a Caregiver for Your Loved One – you are making a huge difference in their life!

>