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How do I stop myself from being depressed after caring for dementia patients?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Respite

Take abreak, watch a funny movie, exercise & do some things that you enjoy.

In brief: Respite

Take abreak, watch a funny movie, exercise & do some things that you enjoy.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: How to care for them

It can be frustrating or upsetting to care for people who are very ill.
Dementia also affects our ability to interact with people. Sometimes inappropriate behavior occurs. People with dementia are still people. Treat them as you would want to be treated if you had dementia. Kindness, respect, patience- expressing those qualities will sometimes be fulfilling for us.

In brief: How to care for them

It can be frustrating or upsetting to care for people who are very ill.
Dementia also affects our ability to interact with people. Sometimes inappropriate behavior occurs. People with dementia are still people. Treat them as you would want to be treated if you had dementia. Kindness, respect, patience- expressing those qualities will sometimes be fulfilling for us.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get help

With the issues in you tha precipitate the feelings of depression.
Make an appointment with a therapist in your area.

In brief: Get help

With the issues in you tha precipitate the feelings of depression.
Make an appointment with a therapist in your area.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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