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StressedCaregiverIt seems shocking to hear people ask whether dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s since it’s the best known, is as hard on the caregiver as it is on the person with the disease. After all, developing dementia of any kind is one of our greatest fears, even overtaking cancer. A caregiver who asks this question must be incredibly heartless and selfish, right? Yet, people who've never been a caregiver for someone with dementia need to think this through. When a loved one develops dementia, both the care receiver and the caregiver have entered an incredibly challenging time in their lives.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about the toll that caring for someone living with dementia can take on the caregiver:

By Carol Bradley Bursack as the Candid Caregiver

MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center

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Thank you for your comment. I think that many caregivers agree though it probably depends on the day:)

I'd say it's harder on the caregiver. Said from personal experience.

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