This week, WGBH is taking a look at the impact of Alzheimer's disease on the caregivers of Massachusetts' more than 300,000 Alzheimer's patients. Our five-part series looks at the emotional and physical impact of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, exploring one family's detailed plan for dealing with the disease, and looks at different strategies for supporting patients with Alzheimer's, like assisted-living and art therapy.
We know it can be hard for caregivers to talk about their own struggles with the disease, and we're hoping this series can open up a conversation about caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's.
Facing Alzheimer's: The Caregiver's Challenge
Part 1: The Plight of The Caregivers
Part 2: Planning for Loss
Part 3: Caring Places
Part 4: Art Therapy for Alzheimer's (coming June 23, 2011)
Part 5: Supporting The Caregivers (coming June 24, 2011)