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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Given the challenges of the caregiver role today, the odds are good that if you’re caring for an elderly loved one you have increased stress in your life. “Caregiver stress” is defined as “a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude – from positive and caring…

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