Alzheimer Disease (cont.)
Rodrigo O Kuljis, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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Support Groups and Counseling
If you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer's
disease, you know that the disease tends to be more stressful for the family
members than for the affected person. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease
can be very difficult. It affects every aspect of your life, including family
relationships, work, financial status, social life, and physical and mental
health. You may feel unable to cope with the demands of caring for a dependent, difficult relative. Besides the sadness of seeing the effects of your loved one's disease, you may feel frustrated, overwhelmed, resentful, and angry. These feelings may in turn leave you feeling guilty, ashamed, and anxious. Depression is not uncommon but usually gets better with treatment.
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