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Carmen Buck's suggestions: Be positive and find activities everyone enjoys

Having witnessed how difficult it is to care for people going through Alzheimer’s, Carmen knows exactly how to find happiness in life's toughest moments. 

Focus on positivity

While the situation can take an emotional toll on the family member or the caregiver, it is imperative that each one should focus on the positive aspect of the situation. The best way to do this is connecting with other people involved in the family. Conversing with them on what techniques and methods to use to still connect as a family, despite the situation, can help. After all, it is a basic human need to connect with other people. However, not everyone would want to connect. The best thing to do, according to Carmen Buck, is to work on whatever there is and always look at the bright side of life.

Find activities everyone can enjoy

It is important to talk to everyone in the family and plan for activities that can be enjoyed by everyone. If there are activities that the family used to enjoy doing but can no longer be done due to the disease, change the activity. Focus on the phrase, “imagine if” and not “what if”. Of the thousands and thousands of activities to do, surely there is one that can perfectly fit the whole family.