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Try these 5 tips to help your family mitigate tensions and relieve the stress of coping with Alzheimer’s.

elderly woman with Alzheimer'sReceiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is never easy – it’s life changing, for both the person receiving the diagnosis and for their family members. The disease can exact a devastating toll on family relationships.  Everyone must pitch in to support caregivers, and take steps to secure the financial future of the person with Alzheimer’s. These are a few important takeaways from a new survey by the Alzheimer’s Association.

The survey included over 1,500 American adults, including current and former caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s.  Results found that while 91 percent agreed caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia should be a team effort, too many caregivers feel they’re not getting the support they need. Eight-four percent of caregivers said they would like more support, particularly from family, and 64 percent felt isolated and alone.

Family stresses

“Caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming and too much for one person to shoulder alone,” says Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Without help, caregivers can [click to continue…]

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