Supporting someone at a distance

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by dolfm, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. dolfm

    dolfm Registered User

    Jan 6, 2015
    2
    My younger brother was diagnosed recently with early onset Alzheimer's. As he lives in Holland and I live in the UK I cannot do any personal caring for him but I wonder whether anyone can advise me on how I may best support him at a distance. Thank you.
     
  2. RedLou

    RedLou Registered User

    Jul 30, 2014
    1,162
    Does he have family with him to do the day-to-day stuff? The bill-paying, the shopping, the taking to appointments?
    Otherwise you'll be doing the bill-paying from a distance, shuffling back and forth to fight fires and generally marshalling his friends (if willing) to fill in gaps.
    Emotional support, too, of course. Listen. Support his partner/children (if there.) Listen to them. Never give advice to them. Everyone gives advice; hardly anyone listens.
     
  3. supertrooper

    supertrooper Registered User

    Jul 18, 2011
    33
    Hi Dolfm

    I think it's good to talk, is your brother on the internet? It sounds a bit cliche but sometimes just being there is enough.
     

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