Dementia is a devastating disease. Few things are more heart wrenching that watching a loved one slowly fade away. Even under the best of circumstances with sufficient financial resources and excellent care, dementia is nearly impossible to manage very well.
The financial challenges alone can be overwhelming. In many instances, family members will serve as unpaid caregivers – working on average nearly 22 hours per week in addition to their own career and family responsibilities. Yet the economic impact often pales in comparison to the emotional toll. This can include not only the stress from being a caregiver, but also the struggle to best help the situation while your loved one slowly declines. More