Tips to Tackle Family Tension Around Alzheimer's Disease
Jun 5, 2017 - 4:22:06 PM
New findings from an Alzheimer's Association survey, released in conjunction with Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, show that people greatly fear becoming a burden to their caregivers as they age, but they have not planned accordingly. This lack of planning, combined with the stress of an Alzheimer's diagnosis and the stress of caregiving – especially alone–can be extremely overwhelming. That's why it's important for family members and friends to recognize how they can lend – or ask for – a helping hand.
Tips for families
The Alzheimer's Association can help people learn how to navigate changes in their relationships with family members and friends. In addition to its 24/7 multi-lingual Helpline (800-272-3900) and online resources at alz.org/nyc, the Association offers various tips for families.
About Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer's Association® encourages everyone to learn the facts about Alzheimer's disease and its impact on individuals and families nationwide.
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org or call the multilingual 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.