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About Holly Schmid
Holly Schmid started caring for her longtime family friend, Bernice, when she developed Alzheimer’s and was unable to care for herself. Her journey of caring for Bernice and finding activities that Bernice would like led her to develop Best Alzheimer’s Products to help other caregivers and improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.
Early in my caregiving role for our family friend, Bernice, I could have used and surely would have welcomed some important lessons from an Alzheimer’s caregiver.
Bernice was a mentor of mine who had no other family. We knew each other for 30 years and she became like family, watching our children grow up, coming to our house for holidays and just being a part of our lives. When dementia crept into her life, my husband and I became her guardians.
As Bernice’s caregiver, friend, and power of attorney, I was responsible for decisions made for her care. I never really considered what would happen when the need for emergency medical care for Alzheimer’s arose. An emergency trip to the hospital can be traumatic for you as the caregiver as well as the person in your care. After several falls that resulted in trips to the hospital over the last three years, I finally had a system figured out that worked for me.
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Palatine, IL 60074
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Dementia Friendly America
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
- We see smiles and feel relieved that, even though we can’t make her well, we can make her comfortable and content without resorting to brain fogging drugs or, worse, restraints. Carla