The responsibilities of Alzheimer’s family caregivers is enormous. Is it no wonder that the #1 complaint of caregivers is stress? Many of these responsibilities overlap a bit into other areas, but I wanted to give you something to work with. Depending on where you’re currently at in your journey with your loved one, you’ll take something different away from this article. Knowing what lies ahead in your journey as a family caregiver will help you prepare and plan for when things get more difficult. This is better than being surprised by having to make yet another change in how you […]
Being a Primary Caregiver for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease – The Long Goodbye I was a Caregiver for 12 1/2 long years. There you go, straight off the bat as they say, I write this article (the first in a series) in my role as a Primary Caregiver first and author second. I was the primary caregiver for my elderly mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It is a desperately cruel disease (most are, I know) in that it robs people (by and large) of their dignity and their independence at a stage in life when they need it […]
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