Alzheimer’s caregivers need support too

COMMENTARY /// Senior health


 Caregivers of Alzheimer’s victims share a common journey, on a path filled with increasing obstacles as the disease progresses. At some point, caregivers need to come to grips with the truth that they can’t do this alone.
Janet Coleman, RN, hospice nurse for Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, has for years been gently guiding caregivers who, in the final stages of the disease, are seeking the comfort and support of hospice care.
When her own mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer...

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