CAREGIVER – PLANNING AHEAD
Mom has Alzheimer’s disease…. what do we do?
Being a caregiver for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related illnesses can be an overwhelming task. This is especially true for many African American caregivers who oftentimes experience higher levels of stress than other racial and ethnic populations. Having a plan and being prepared for the challenges caregivers face helps to reduce conflict and stress but also supports the inclusion of other family members and the person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to participate in discussions regarding their health care, finances, and future decisions regarding their independence and end of life arrangements.