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Are You an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Caregiver?

It's just as important to manage your own health


Caring for your aging parent is hard enough. But when you throw in Alzheimer’s Disease — it becomes an entirely different ballgame.

It is not uncommon for Alzheimer’s caregivers to spend up to 10 years of their lives caring for their loved ones. As the disease progresses, though, it is you who has to learn to change.

In this video by Milwaukee Public Television, Tom Hvalacek, executive director of Southeast Wisconsin chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, gives tips on how to manage your own care while also caregiving for someone with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s.

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