Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Alzheimer's Caregivers Can Find Their Own Peace

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Alzheimer's Caregivers Can Find Their Own Peace

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Dear Doctor K: I do my best to care for my mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. But I often feel guilty and frustrated. Can you help me change my outlook?

Dear Reader: Fortunately, I never had to face the challenge that you face, as both my parents died while in full possession of their faculties. But many of my patients and friends are experiencing what you are going through. And like you, they often feel guilty.

The sad truth is that today there is little anyone can do to fully prevent the slow decline of someone afflicted with Alzheimer's. As I look at the status of research on the disease, I'm an optimist. I think some powerful ways to prevent and treat the disease may well be discovered in the next 20 to 30 years.

As a caregiver, there is only so much you can do. …

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