Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming. As demands grow, caregivers often report feelings of sadness, stress, guilt, anger, isolation, and depression.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, more than 15 million Americans are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia. In 2015, caregivers of people with dementia provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at $221.3 billion.
A weary, overwhelmed caregiver is unlikely to provide quality care to a friend or loved one with dementia. If you have a client whose family is affected by dementia, arm yourself to help guide them with our resources.
Read about the signs of caregiver stress here.