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Alzheimer's Disease
How to care for caregivers
How to care for caregivers

Some 39% of adults serve as full- or part-time caregivers to a loved one struggling with a disease or disability. You almost certainly know one of them. But do you know what kind of strain they are under? And are you making any effort to support them? In caregiver support groups, I hear the same question again and again: What has happened to all of my friends? Where are they now, when I need them most? Part of the answer lies with the caregivers themselves, who often don't have the time it takes to nurture their friendships. They face a steady stream of demands from dawn to dusk and fall into bed exhausted. They don't get out much. They usually can't leave in the evening...

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