Joys and Stress of Being an Alzheimer's Caregiver - Aug. 18

August 17, 2009 admin

This Tuesday, we'll talking about Alzheimer’s disease and the challenges caregivers face. Alzheimer’s not only affects the patient but many Alzheimer's caregivers live with stress and depression.

As you may or may not know, Alzheimer’s patients often demonstrate behavior such as combativeness, trailing (following the caregiver) or they might even experience hallucinations. The most heartbreaking symptom of all would be memory loss. It is very painful when parents or other loved ones do not recognize you anymore.

Barry Green will be our guest Tuesday. He will let us in on his personal journey of being his father’s caregiver while he suffered from Alzheimer’s. His uplifting story will bring encouragement and help us understand Alzheimer’s in a positive way. Barry is now a motivational speaker and travels to deliver a keynote speech he calls The Joy of Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Croft will be available to help caregivers understand their emotions and give some advice on how to cope with feelings, good or bad, that you may be experiencing. As always, Dr. Croft is eager to answer any questions you may have on this topic or any other mental health issue.

If you have a story about being a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, we want to know. E-mail your questions or comments to producer AT If you would like to know more about Alzheimer's disease or Alzheimer's caregiving, you can always find trusted information here at

Tune in Tuesday, April 18, at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CST, 8:30 ET to watch our guest share his story. You might find comfort knowing that someone else also experienced the difficult and sometimes negative aspects of Alzheimer's caregiving and how he managed to turn things around. You can watch the show live or later, on-demand, on the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage.

See you then!

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