Caregiver Burden: Help Carrying the Load

You’ve likely read a version of an inspirational story about an elder who appears to be in a hurry. When asked the reason for his urgency, he answers, “To visit my wife, who’s in memory care. I feed her at 8:30 every morning.” Someone asks: “Why rush when your wife no longer remembers you?” He replies, “Because I remember for both of us.”

Last month, the world raised Alzheimer’s awareness with the theme “Remember Me.” One of the leading fears of a person with Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia, is being forgotten. When I lose my mind, will you remember me?

In November, the U.S. recognizes National Family Caregivers Month. To bridge the gap between these two months, we’ll address caregiver burden.

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https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-10-20/caregiver-burden-help-carrying-the-load

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