Did you know that researchers have found that a person who provides care for someone with dementia is twice as likely to suffer from depression as a person providing care for someone without dementia?1
People caring for someone with dementia often refer to the challenge as being on an emotional roller coaster because they experience several emotions every day; sometimes every hour.
This type of instability leaves you worn out, and often results in anger and resentment towards your loved one. You know this isn’t fair to anyone but you don’t know how to get off the ride without getting hurt.
There can be happiness, and the emotional instability can be slowed but it takes planning and execution. To help you rediscover your love for your loved one, I wrote this article, Don’t let Alzheimer’s Crack Your Heart, which is published on Family Affairs.
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