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Communication Tips for Care Givers

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease usually becomes a full-time, stressful job, but often is most rewarding. After a new survey recently released by the National Family Care givers Association (NFCA) and Forest Laboratories, Inc. was conducted, the NFCA reflects “Sometimes, the best advice for family caregivers comes from those who have walked the path before you. After listening to 674 Alzheimer’s disease family caregivers who participated in a 2011 national survey, NFCA selected the following tips that may help you navigate life as a caregiver.” These tips will guide the care giver to improve communication. They have put together tips to communicate with your loved one, with the doctor and with family, friends and other support networks. These tips also reveal the need to take care of yourself and ask for help. To learn more about the National Family Caregivers Association and to read the Tip Sheet, go to the following link: www.thefamilycaregiver.org