Discovering Options To Avoid Being an Unpaid Caregiver or Receiving Unpaid Care!

Nationwide, there are has been approximately 450 billion dollars in unpaid caregiving to an adult family member/friend. That is 13% of the U.S. population that provides unpaid family caregiving. These numbers are staggering - these people are left with not only emotional stress but also financial.

Read a family members story.

CAring for a loved one with alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease has not only effected the 5.4 million Americans who have the disease but also the 15 million men and women who care for them. With the difficult outlook of the disease being terminal being the loved ones caregiver can cause a lot of depression, grief, frustration and anger, but becoming very knowledgeable about the disease can reduce the caregivers frustration and prepare them for what's ahead. There are many resources on the internet that can help caregivers learn about this disease. Below are a couple of website's that will help:

http://www.alz.org/
http://www.alzfdn.org/

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's is very stressful and overwhelming and not to mention financially stressfull, considering 15 million are unpaid. The basic activities of daily living become a struggle for the both the caregiver and the person with the disease to get through each day and with the severity of the disease things can change on a daily basis. It is very important for the caregiver to ask for help, take care of themselves and take breaks. Below are some very useful website to help caregivers of someone with this disease:

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_disease_dementia_support_caregiver.htm
http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimer's/publication/caregiver-guide-tips-caregivers-people-alzheimers-disease
http://www.alzinfo.org/im-caring-for-someone-with-alzheimers

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