In 2020, an estimated 5.8 million Americans aged 65+ had Alzheimer’s and is projected to triple to 14 million people by 2060.
Seniors (aged 55+) have been more isolated than younger demographics during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Here are tips for caregivers.
Communication can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias because they have trouble remembering things. You may feel frustrated or impatient, but it is important to understand that the disease is causing the change in communication skills.
About one in five Americans are unpaid caregivers and struggle with many of the same challenges.
To make the most of your time caring for your loved one, it’s important to care for yourself as well, so you’ll be at your best, able to enjoy the time you have with them as much as possible.
According to a recent survey, almost half of the public thinks it’s pointless to keep in contact with dementia patients who cannot recognize familiar faces or remember anything “meaningful.”