Survival tips for every Alzheimer's disease family caregiver
Every 68 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 5.4 million Americans currently have the disease, and nearly 15 million others are providing care. Often the equivalent of a full-time job, 80 percent of at-home care for people with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is provided by unpaid family caregivers.
With the rise in the older population, many Americans may find themselves in the role of caregiver for a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Whether your loved one was recently diagnosed or you’ve been providing care for years, here are three easy-to-remember tips that will help guide you through your caregiving journey.
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