The physical, emotional and economic consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some degree of support and respite. A recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed reported “Fair” or “Poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33% of non-caregivers. Clearly, the…

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If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s today, you are not alone. Due to the rapidly growing number of older Americans who are also living longer, more and more families are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia firsthand. According to recent statistics, approximately 5.2 million people have Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S.,…

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