Monday, January 7, 2013

What Do Dementia Caregivers Feel?


The responsibilities that come with effective Alzheimer's caregiving are enormous. The typical Dementia caregiver often concludes that family, relatives, and friends have no real understanding of what their life is like.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room


What
It is not unusual for Alzheimer's caregiver to experience extreme stress on a daily basis.

Beyond stress, dementia caregivers can experience feeling of sadness, hopelessness, anger, and the inability to control their living environment.

It is also true that caregivers can experience feeling of happiness, accomplishment, joy, and a strong sense of accomplishment.

The responsibilities that come with effective Alzheimer's caregiving are enormous.

Alzheimer's caregiver often concludes that family, relatives, and friends have no real understanding of what their life is like; and, how difficult and stressful life as a caregiver can be.