Alzheimers & the stress on caregivers

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Registered: 11-15-2001
Alzheimers & the stress on caregivers
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 8:39pm

My mother has Alzheimers. I live 23 miles from where she is and I visit her at least every other day. I have time for little else. I watch as she declines a little more each time and it's heartbreaking. But what can I do? She needs someone to care for - and about - her. My stress level is through the roof, to say the least. I'll add more in my next post, but I'm wondering if anyone here may be dealing with the same that I am.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 9:06am

Hi Geri,

I feel so bad for what you are going through. I've sort of been there. My father's health slowly declined over a period of several years and it got to the point where mom could no longer take care of him alone so myself and my 5 siblings intervened as best as we could.

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Registered: 07-27-2000
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 10:16pm

Hi, Geri, how have you been doing yourself?