They often refer to caring for someone with dementia as “the long, sad goodbye.” The reason being is that you are slowly losing pieces of your loved one as the disease progresses. It can be a very challenging experience and one that can take a lot out of you the caregivers. Here are a few tips to help you manage your grief while saying goodbye.
Our annual year-end holiday campaign is still going strong! Over the course of three weeks, AFC has raised funds to help provide more art therapies, activities, and physical therapy to our patients. Up until December 31st, every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by our Board of Directors. Your $50 could turn into $100, and, in part, help fund more transportation trips and research-based cognitive-enhancing programs.
For caregivers like Eileen Frederickson, Alzheimer’s Family Center has been a blessing. She’s able to leave her husband, Jim, with loving and qualified staff who care for his physical, medical, and social needs, while she works to sustain them both.
It’s not too late to help make a difference in the lives of families like Eileen and Jim this holiday season. If you would like to donate, kindly make your check payable to Alzheimer’s Family Center and send it to 9451 Indianapolis Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646. You may also donate online at https://alzheimersfamilycenter.salsalabs.org/donatepage.
AFC wishes you and your loved ones a very joyous holiday season.