The number of people impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia is sobering. On the front lines, caring for the 5 million people with the disease, are an estimated 15 million unpaid caregivers - the majority of them spouses or children. These people face incredible challenges physically, emotionally, and financially. Did you know that 59% of caregivers report being on call 24/7 for the last year of their loved one's life?
Most caregivers I know eventually reach a point where they feel completely helpless and hopeless. They exist day to day, just surviving.
It can feel hard to help a caregiver. They often don't ask for help, especially from friends, but they need your support. Here are a few things you can do that will makes a difference:
Need more ideas? Click here for a list of other suggestions, but not matter what, get off the sidelines and find a way to help.
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