Teaching caregivers to take care of themselves
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is an emotional burden that often leads to the appearance of high levels of anxiety and depression in family members, who often feel helpless and even guilty for not being able to help their loved ones anymore.
On the other hand, the well-being and quality of life of the patient will depend in turn on the well-being and quality of life of the caregiver. It is therefore essential that family members and caregivers learn to adapt to the new situation by learning to care and to take care of themselves.
The therapeutic groups are directed by professionals specialized in dementias and their objectives are:
To improve the quality of life, the capacity for adaptation and resilience, as well as the state of mind of the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Promote socialisation processes that help to mutually share experiences and combat the tendency towards isolation to which many family members tend.
Learn specific therapeutic resources such as social skills, assertiveness, positive thinking, problem solving, coping strategies and relaxation techniques and self-control, among others.
Prevent and, if necessary, deal with the levels of anxiety and depression that often occur in family members and primary caregivers.