Reviewed by Benedict Albensi, PhD, BCMAS, CRQM
Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's experience increased rates of depression, anxiety, caregiver burnout, and adverse health outcomes. Experts argue that at a certain point, improved outcomes for the patient means partnering with and increasing support for caregivers. Caregiver burden is a term to describe the interplay between the emotional, physical, financial, and social stressors related to caring for someone. Alzheimer's Disease lasts for many years and is often referred to as a marathon rather than a sprint. Support from a professional as well as caregiver support groups can be a lifeline for caregivers.