Spaghetti with Raisins
Guiding Your Loved One with Dementia toward the Safety of Long-Term Care
About the Book
Your help is needed.
Stop by for tea and a chat if that is all you can do.
Stop by and let the caregiver go shopping by herself for an hour or two. Oh, how I loved that opportunity!
Stay overnight or a weekend and allow the caregiver a real break to wind down, get a massage or stay in a motel alone where she can sleep as late as she needs to next morning.
Families, plan together. Make a casserole dish to help your beloved mother or father so that they don’t have to cook once or twice a week.
Invite your loved one and their caregiver to your home for lunch or supper for as long as they are able to visit.
If you are adept at paperwork, help the caregiver sort through the quagmire of forms they have to deal with.
Assist them in looking for long-term care so they don’t have to take the whole burden on alone.
Sometimes it is only one daughter or son helping out. They need a break too. Extended family, be aware and help out where you can.
About the Author
Anne R. Curran earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She spent more than forty years serving youth (in education, employment, and as a child investigator). She has also served adults and seniors as a social worker, geriatric care manager, and has worked in a variety of mental health capacities. She’s retired and enjoys spending time with her five children, eleven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.