Caregiver loneliness makes dementia care more challenging

When you’re caring for an older adult with dementia, loneliness is a common feeling.  It might feel like nobody else understands what you’re going through, even if you have a good support system.  You also might avoid sharing the full details of the situation with family or friends because you want to protect them from…

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Dementia and Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients: What Caregivers Need to Know

Dementia and depression have many common symptoms and can easily be confused. However, because they involve different treatment approaches, it is important for caregivers to understand and recognize their differences. Simply stated, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia result from a physical disease process whereas depression is behavioral in nature. A loved one with both dementia and…

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