The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregivers
Being Alzheimer’s disease caregivers is a hard work. The impact Alzheimer’s disease has on the caregivers can cause emotionally, physically and financial well-being consequences.
Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving
Because of all the tasks the caregiver for an Alzheimer patient has, the caregiver can get stress or depression easily. In addition, their own health tends to suffer due to the physical impact of caregiving, which can also lead to financial problems.
Caregivers often feel guilt when they finally have to make the decision to admit their loved one to a memory care assisted living facility. They may also feel guilty for being angry or short-tempered with their loved one, or for feeling burdened with the caregiving duties in the first place. In the end, they might feel lonely and social isolate.
Caregivers for an Alzheimer patient require almost 24-7 which sometimes often deals with disturbances in their sleep, resulting in a weakened immune system.
Finally, when a person becomes a full-time caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, many caregivers have had to ta take time off work to deal with their loved one, take a leave of absence or even had to give up their job.
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