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Although serving as a caregiver is a life changing experience, do not hesitate to assist and make some decisions. If you see warning signs, offer assistance.
Observe the following:
Is the elderly person unsociable now?
Unable to communicate?
Does the person wander off and cannot be found?
Does he or she know the day of the week?
Ask questions. If the elderly person appears to be confused, meet with family members and discuss the caregiving situation.