With National #Caregiver Day upon us we’re starting a short series of wellbeing and safety tips for senior caregivers who are caring for someone living with dementia.
One in five Canadians are caring for someone with dementia. More than 1 million caregivers are older than 65. Seniors are caring for seniors and caregiver wellbeing is critical to the health and safety of those they are caring for.
When caring for someone living with dementia the use of gentle touch can be comforting and reassuring to the care recipient and for the caregiver too. Holding a hand or a friendly hug can maintain a much needed connection for both.