WGBH (June 20, 2011): Facing Alzheimer's: The Caregivers' Challenge

Publication Date: 
Mon, 06/20/2011

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)