If you are a caregiver to an aging loved one with dementia, it can be challenging to remember to communicate with your family about your loved one. Family members want to stay informed about the care of their loved one, and if you are the primary caregiver, that is your responsibility. Here is a list of some ways to open up effective communication with your family:
Cultivating a healthy, open relationship with the rest of your family as a caregiver is imperative for a smooth relationship. Family members will feel excluded from the care of their loved one if they feel that they are being kept out of the loop. Consistently informing them of the status of your loved one, as well as including them in important decisions will help keep family relationships strong and intact.