The Juggling Act of Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’sThe Alzheimer's Site
Many people are unaware of the high costs associated with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Not only does it create a great deal of emotional stress, it can also cause exceptional financial strain. Caregivers are often faced with the task of managing themselves, the patient and the patient’s family. This prompts the questions of who gets the best care and how to pay for it. This video offers a look into what it means to care for an Alzheimer’s patient from the perspective of a caregiver. As these caregivers all agree, the message is clear when it comes to caring for patients with Alzheimer’s: “We can do better.”
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