Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Dementia: Support for Caregivers
Taking care of a loved one who has
Alzheimer's disease or another
dementia can be a difficult, stressful, and tiring
job. It affects the caregiver's health and ability to rest and can be a source
of stress and conflict for the entire household.
The demands of
caring for a person who has dementia may cut off caregivers from friends,
leisure activities, and other responsibilities. For a caregiver who has health
problems, the physical and emotional strain of caregiving can make those
problems worse. Fatigue, depression, and sleep problems commonly develop, and
caregivers often carry an added emotional burden of feeling worried, guilty,
and angry about taking care of the person.
If you are a caregiver,
you can benefit by learning as much as you can and taking care of
Care for yourself
June 11, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter J. Whitehouse, MD - Neurology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital.