Living with Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease for Caregiver

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 121
Albuquerque, NM 87111






Myles Copeland

Phone: 505-266-4473
Website: Click to Visit

Challenges and best practices in caring for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed during a free presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd., Suite 121. Please call 505-266-4473 or email for more information. Alzheimer’s disease progressively diminishes memory and cognitive performance, and is presently incurable. People with Alzheimer's typically live four to eight years after diagnosis, and their family caregivers suffer high levels of emotional duress. Over 60 percent of Alzheimer's caregivers rate their stress from caregiving as high or very high, and a third suffer from depression. An estimated 38,000 New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s disease receive unpaid care from more than 104,000 family members and friends.