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Can you please describe emotional needs of families who have a familiy member who has dementia?

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Dr. William Baek
Neurology
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In brief: Great question!

Caregiver stress/burnout; caregivers develop a love-hate(don't we all) relationship with the pt.
The pt with dementia is usually happy but the family's not. Recommend going onto www.Alz.Org and look for local resources. Recommend the caregiver getting 1/2 or 1 day off per week to maintain sanity. Thanks!

In brief: Great question!

Caregiver stress/burnout; caregivers develop a love-hate(don't we all) relationship with the pt.
The pt with dementia is usually happy but the family's not. Recommend going onto www.Alz.Org and look for local resources. Recommend the caregiver getting 1/2 or 1 day off per week to maintain sanity. Thanks!
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