July 26, 2012
Aside from the increased risk for the aging loved one, sleep deprivation for family caregivers can also have noticeable consequences such as poor concentration, inability to perform tasks or process information easily and quickly and a decreased capacity of perceptual skills. Family caregivers must get rest so they can be recharged for the demands of daily caregiving of a loved one. This is another reason to consider professional respite caregiving.
For more information about sleep disorders in the elderly and the importance of adequate sleep for the family caregiver, call Continuum at (314) 863-9912.