Statistics say that a person caring from someone with Alzheimer’s disease is twice as likely to have depression as someone caring for a person without dementia.
So it’s easy to say that “Happy” and “Alzheimer’s caregiver” are not synonymous.
The Alzheimer’s caregiver is on a roller-coaster of emotions, and their lives feel like a game of “Whack a Mole.” To say the least, it can be very tiring and emotionally draining.
But it doesn’t have to lead to being unhappy and bitter toward the person you care about. By putting systems in place, you can overcome the negative implications and return to being a happy and loving family member.
I discuss this further in this article, Staying Happy as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, which was published by The Intentional Caregiver.
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