Family dynamics are complicated, but even more so when staff are dealing with caregiving of family members due to cancer, Alzheimer’s, drug abuse and an almost infinite number of other issues. These caregivers work tirelessly behind the scenes nights and weekends and encounter massive amounts of mental and financial stress.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is hard–that is one thing I believe we can all agree on. I can’t sugar coat it. Caring for my Dad through his disease was a beat down on the entire family.
Admitting you need help caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t mean you have failed as a caregiver. It means that you have done all you can do there are trained experts who can help.