Isolation Among Caregivers
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's or Dementia very often leaves family members feeling very isolated as they are usually the primary caregivers.
Along with that comes stress-- both emotional and physical.
It is easier said than done, but cannot be emphasized enough......
every caregiver needs a support system.
This includes finding the right support group, frequent self-care, taking deep breaths through the tough times and remembering to smile in appreciation of the little things.
The article below speaks to the isolation felt by so many caregivers and also states that the right support team only enhances relationships and in turn, improves one's mental and physical health.