Mental Health

Both caregiver and Alzheimer’s patient can suffer from mental health issues. Here’s what you need to know to stay strong.

Alzheimer’s what they forget to tell you episode 14

Alzheimer’s what they forget to tell you episode 14

by CARON LEID
Contributor

For #bellletstalk we talk about the effects of caregiving. I speak about my personal depression and mental illness. Caregiving is challenging and I talk about the importance of self-care and finding a sanctuary. There is no shame in getting help. Martyrdom is overrated. I tried for years to do everything on my own and paid the price.

 



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