"Please don’t ever feel you are alone. Use the support systems that are available...Don’t shut people or support out." – Jane (pictured above), from Newmarket, Ontario. Jane is a caregiver for her mother, Eileen, who lives with Alzheimer's.
How are you sleeping at night? Fine. How many times do you get up during the night? Not many. How many times were you up last night? Oh, twelve. It’s just another sleepless night for the dementia caregiver.
Many caregivers tend to set their own needs aside while caring for the person living with dementia and hope that if they don't think about it, the stress might just go away.
But you need to take care of yourself, too – the information in this section can help you reduce the many stresses associated with caregiving, and help you find resources that support your quality of life.