Caregivers May Need to Accept Angry Responses to Their Help
Dementia Family Caregiver's Soul Deep Grief Defies Labeling

Real-Time Advice Could Have Been A Game-Changer for These Dementia Caregivers

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“Mom continually accused me of stealing her money to travel,” Vicki Tapia, author of  "Somebody Stole My Iron," says. “Nothing I could say or do convinced her otherwise, leaving me both frustrated and upset.” After her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, followed closely by her father with Parkinson’s disease-related dementia, Tapia struggled to find practical, helpful information to light her way. “It would have saved me much distress and been very helpful had there been an experienced guide I could have asked for advice,” she says. While family caregiving provides opportunities for gratifying closeness and even joy, it’s often isolating and frequently scary, as well. 

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