Family Support Groups
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With Alzheimer’s disease, it is not just those with the disease who suffer. It’s also their caregivers – a job that usually falls on family and friends. It takes 6 or more caregivers to provide care during the span of the disease and statistics show that for every person living with dementia, 8 to 12 others are directly affected: spouses, children, parents and employers. Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is often very personal and very intrusive. It creates or aggravates the health problems of a caregiver and has a negative effect on employment, income and financial security. Supporting unpaid caregivers through self-directed respite care, caregiver education and support groups are crucial to an effective dementia Plan.