The Hidden Patient: The Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Alzheimer's caregiver support as neededMillions of Americans take on the role of family caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s each year, but who cares for the caregivers? Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, while honorable, also comes with a significant amount of stress that can negatively affect the caregiver’s mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing, and in some cases even lead to unintentional abuse or neglect of the loved one receiving care.

Using respite care and ensuring that a support system is in place for the caregiver can help reduce the stress that comes with providing care. Aker Kasten Home Health Care in the Palm Beach County area can provide much needed respite to family caregivers while ensuring that their loved ones are safe and well cared for. Contact Aker Kasten Home Health Care today to learn more about how we can care for your loved one and help bring balance back to your life.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about being an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

Respite Care
Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver. Learn more about the types of care available and how to plan for and overcome concerns about respite care here.

HBO Caregivers Video Series
Millions of Americans are providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease each year. This video from HBO’s Caregivers series illustrates the struggles, as well as the small miracles, of Alzheimer’s caregivers and the importance of having respite and a support system in place to reduce stress.

Avoiding Caregiver Stress & Burnout
Learn how to spot the signs of caregiver burnout and how to get the help you need as a caregiver with these helpful tips.

E-Learning Courses from the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association offers some free online courses to help family caregivers learn more about the disease, how to provide more effective care and where to turn for help when needed.

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