Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease
Caring for a person with dementia requires 24/7 care leading to more employment problems, personal stress, mental and physical health problems, lack of sleep, less time to do the things they enjoy, less time to spend with other family members, and more family conflict than non-dementia caregivers.
Dealing with dementia-related behavior is an even bigger contributor to developing depression. Dementia-related symptoms such as wandering, agitation, hoarding, embarrassing conduct. and resistance or non-cooperation from the loved one makes every day challenging and makes it harder for a you to get rest or assistance in providing care. Which is why dependable support and respite care are essential services when caring for a person with dementia.