Alzheimer's Disease Can Impact Physical, Mental Health Of Caregivers Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2013/07/08/alzheimer-disease-can-impact-caregivers-physical-mental-he


Posted On July 9th 2013

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be a full-time job that leaves you little time for yourself. In the U.S., there are about 5.1 million people with Alzheimer's – and that is expected to almost triple to 14 million by mid-century.

At a recent Alzheimer's Foundation of America conference in New York City, Fox News correspondent Jamie Colby was able to experience what caregivers go through to perform basic tasks for someone suffering from Alzheimer's. Basic things like folding clothes, writing a letter and pouring water seem to be quite difficult.
Nothing really prepares them for how to deal with it and everything could change on a dime with this disease. So they really need to learn practical skills that can get them through daily challenges

- AFA President Carol Steinberg

'We do this because caregivers really need education and there's just not enough training out there for caregivers. This disease is monumental,' said AFA President Carol Steinberg. 'Nothing really prepares them for how to deal with it and everything could change on a dime with this disease. So they really need to learn practical skills that can get them through daily challenges.'

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