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For New Caregivers: Crash Course in Dementia

This blog highlights some of the initial and critical components of caring for a person with Alzheimer's Disease or another dementia. Read on for more information.

Placement Does Not Reduce Caregiver Burden

Caregivers of persons with dementia soon discover that placement does not reduce caregiver burden. Placement rearranges the challenges. Families and friends, however, mistakenly assume that once placement happens, caregiver responsibility magically dissolves away. Their assumptions often magnify the guilt and angst already flowing through the caregiver. Dealing with Guilt "Promise me you will never put…