Caring for someone with dementia can be a complex task. It can be frustrating, confusing, and emotionally and physically exhausting, though it has its rewards and good times.
Whether you're a family, volunteer or paid caregiver, if you’re the only one providing care, you may wish to get help at some time.
Every community has agencies and services that can help you.
Services for the elderly and their caregivers vary in different provinces, territories and regions.
You can find out what services are available in your community from a number of sources:
- Your local Alzheimer Society
- Your family doctor, health clinic or social worker
- The public health department in your area
- Community organizations
- Your friends, family, neighbours, especially if they have been caregivers