- First have someone that you can talk to. Don't try to hold all of what you are going through inside. Try to find someone who is taking care of someone with Alzheimer's so that they will understand. Friends and family who have never taken care of someone will not understand.
- Take time for yourself. Have a friend, relative or someone you trust give you a break. Go to the movies, take a walk along the beach, treat yourself to a massage, get a manicure. It will help you relax and go back fresh.
- Check out your local city and see if they have an Alzheimer's Association Branch. http://www.alz.org They have lots of information, meetings you can attend with or without your loved ones. Books and videos.
Samantha and Mom