I know this isn't quite on subject but it is from my perspective:
My mom is the caregiver and I have reminded her to keep a list of things she needs done around the house and post it so that when I, my brothers or sisters are there we can help her with these things. We are in the habbit of looking for that list and we kindly scold her if it is empty. It is a way for her to ask for help without feeling like a begger.
I have also called my siblings to arrange a time for one to visit with dad while other(s) of us take mom on an outing. We think we are going to make a schedule of this so that she does not have to ask.
I give her every Monday and one sister gives her every Wednesday (mom's choice of days) so she can remain active at the senior center.
If you know a caretaker . . . treat them special!! You can give your approval of putting the loved one with AD in a home but don't use it as an excuse to bow out of helping.
If you are not the primary caretaker and not the person with AD . . . please help these 'gifts from God' to get a break.
In His grip,
UCTD, Hashimoto's, SAD, Diverticulosis, Glucose Intolerance