Patients and Caregiver Research
Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of neurodegenerative disease is usually a new role. Some people gradually take on the role of caregiver as their spouse or parent has increasing memory or thinking problems. Others are thrust into the role. Perhaps your mother died who was caring of your father. Suddenly you become your father’s caregiver, a role for which you had no preparation.
When you have a family member with Alzheimer’s or another neurodegenerative disease there are new skills to learn and new resources that will be needed. It will be important to “plan for the future”.