November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Find out more about Alzheimers Disease at the Alzheimer's Association web site. They have information on the disease, caregiving, help resources, and event information.
In the United States, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. We want to send these exceptional people a big “thank you” for everything they do. Honor them by sharing your tribute message!
Disability.gov's Guide for Family Caregivers - in 2009 it was reported that approximately 61 million family caregivers in the U.S. provided care to an adult with a disability or chronic health condition at some time during that year. It is clear that family caregivers play a major role in our health care system as providers of long-term care. Caring for yourself is one of the most important - and one of the most often forgotten - things you can do as a caregiver. This link goes to a web site with lots of information designed to help caregivers care for themselves and their disabled or ill family member.