As adults age and their mobility decreases, they can begin to rely more on caregivers. Initially, the role of caregiver can fall to a loved one. Overwhelmingly, family members in these roles take care of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
With the higher number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's, that could lead to an increase in the number of family members becoming caregivers - and by extension, shouldering additional stress. These negative feelings come from handling the daily needs of a patient along with reaching out to health care providers about treatment.
Bringing a professional caregiver to work with a patient can create a less stressful environment for both family members.
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