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Dementias, including Alzheimer's sites


As with cancers and other terminal or chronic illnesses, the demands put on caregivers are beyond measure. The pressure usually falls more on one family or friend than on the rest and the physical, mental and financial stress can be overwhelming. As one caregiver told me once, “it’s terrible to watch this disease progress, and worse to realize you’ll be relieved when your wife is dead.”

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