03/02/16 - 11:02am
Alzheimer’s disease takes a devastating toll, not just on those with the disease but also on their caregivers. My father was heartbroken having to watch my mother battle Alzheimer’s for 13 years until she passed away in 2010. He needed as much support as possible to care for her.
Currently, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 6,400 Alaskans. In addition, more than 15.7 million Americans are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including 33,000 caregivers in Alaska.