Respite Care: Providing a Helping Hand for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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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