Care giver cg is answering a lot of phone calls from caring friends family about how Care recipient (cr) is doing cg needs a better way to get information out to people

Try: Try setting up a phone tree or computer listserv for the family to contact friends and other relatives to reduce the number of calls to the house a listserv is a way to send the same message to a large group of people through email try setting up a website to share news thoughts and wishes these can all save close family members from the emotional burden of answering frequent questions about how cr is doing

Materials: Computer with internet access

Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

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References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Communication keeping family informed updating friends updating family website listserv too many phone calls emotional burden

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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