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Family Caregiving, the uncredited role

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are a caregiver. It’s time to acknowledge and replenish your needs.

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identifying as a family caregiver

IDENTIFYING AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER

Give Yourself Some Credit

As a family member or friend of someone who has dementia, it’s common to not see yourself as “caregiving,” since what you are doing comes naturally. Yet, recognizing that you are in fact, a caregiver can be the first step toward reducing your stress, building resilience, and finding hope for the future.

A family caregiver is defined as someone who provides unpaid care for someone else. Whether that someone else is a loved one, friend, or other acquaintance, upon self-identifying as a family caregiver, 90% of caregivers report that they became more proactive in seeking the resources and skills that they need.

Source: National Family Caregivers Association (2001). Survey of Self-Identified Family Caregivers

million

6 million

Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (60-80% are dementia)

seriously

30.7%

of family caregivers of adults, thought seriously about suicide

mortality

Stressed senior caregivers have

63% higher mortality rates

compared to non-caregivers

hours

Each year Americans provide

15.3 billion

hours of unpaid care for family and friends with dementia

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SUPPORT IS NECESSARY

There Is No Harder Journey Than the Role of a Family Caregiver

Caring for someone who has dementia is often physically, emotionally and financially draining. Because of this, family caregivers often find it very difficult to care for themselves. At the Meaning and Hope Institute we support you as the caregiver so you can continue to find hope and meaning in your relationship with someone who has dementia. With support you can increase your resiliency, your ability to withstand the pressures, and grow stronger despite the stress and grief that often goes on month after month, and year after year.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Find Your Meaning and Hope Again

If you are a family caregiver, you don’t have to take the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. We are here to help you.

There are a wide range of discussion series, video discussions, educational and entertainment resources, and family caregiver support groups, all available at no charge.

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