Introduction

Your role as an Alzheimer’s caregiver may be the hardest job you’ve ever had. What you do matters and makes a huge difference in your loved one’s life, but seeing your loved one deteriorate can take a heavy toll on your emotional and physical health. Don’t neglect your own needs during this challenging time. Compared to other adults, caregivers are more prone to serious medical issues in the service to an Alzheimer’s patient. Here are seven tips to help you as an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date: Oct 30, 2013

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