“There are four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers; those who are currently caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.”
– Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady
Providing care for a loved one afflicted with a mental health disease such as Alzheimer’s can become overwhelming, stressful and challenging. It’s important to know that there are many resources available to you as the caregiver that will not only help you find new ways to connect with your loved one as their memories and abilities disappear, but also ways to give yourself a support network for your own well-being, too.
Feelings of anger and frustration are normal, but accepting Alzheimer’s will help you to realize that it’s the disease you’re angry with and not your loved ones.
Learning as much as you can about the disease can only be a benefit as you continue on this journey as a caregiver.
Here are some resources providing additional information that may be helpful to you: