National Public Radio (NPR) recently published a story about a support group in Nashville that aims to provide relief to family caregivers and those whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. The support group drew much of their inspiration from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, an organization with a lofty goal of providing support to the estimated 16 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. through education. Those in the support group gravely address the need for nighttime support in addition to respite caregivers throughout the day, but feel as if it is even more work to train a new caretaker to meet their loved one's specific needs. The organization heavily highlights the importance of sharing not only care needs but also personality and entertainment preferences with all potential caretakers.
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