Caring for Alzheimer's has been shown to have greater stress on health, mental, economic and family dynamics and conflict than other types of caregiving. But a proven method of family counseling can offer support and guidance.
The plight of Alzheimer's patients and the challenges for those who care for them are garnering more attention thanks to movies such as "Still Alice" and the steady disclosure of well-known sufferers, such as musician Glen Campbell, model and entrepreneur B. Smith and Jeb Bush's mother-in-law. They are all courageous in talking about the disease that robs people of mind and dignity.
Anthony Sideri hit rock bottom while wrapped in a dirty blanket on the floor of a jail infirmary bathroom in Middleton, Massachusetts. He was 25, shivering, sweating, throwing up and going through the full withdrawals of heroin.