In order to give parents the amount of care and attention that they deserve as they age, we may find ourselves over-exerting ourselves to be the caregivers and sons/daughters they need. As they begin to need more attention and care, we may become riddled with caregiver stress or burnout, making us unable to be the caregivers that they truly deserve.
While no cure yet exists for Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, holistic therapies are beginning to be used to assist in the treatment of them. More and more caregivers are beginning to experiment with holistic therapies because of their effectiveness in managing symptoms and their abilities to enhance mood, provide comfort and increase energy. Many caregivers have tried methods such as art or music therapy, reminiscence therapy and even spiritual exploration in order to calm and comfort their loved ones in the face of Alzheimer’s or dementia.