A FAMILY TEAM can make all the difference in caring for a loved one, and sharing the responsibilities of caregiving will lessen the load on a single person. Family members and friends can help by offering to run errands, or by sitting with a loved one so that the primary caregiver can take a break for a few hours. Don’t just say “let me know if I can help,” be specific and offer a date or time and say you are free for whatever assistance the caregiver needs.chicagocrusader.com
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PRESS ROOM: How to Help a Caregiver During National Family Caregivers Month 

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people across the U.S. who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s […read more]

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Safe and Sane: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase to nearly 14 million by 2050. Aside from the disease’s burden to the patient, it also impacts family caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, accounting for an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care. […read more]