This morning, the Today Show featured a segment from Maria Shriver about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women. A study released today by the Alzheimer’s Association reports that three out of five of those living with Alzheimer’s are women. And, women make up about 60% of those who care for a family member with Alzheimer’s.
The segment included an interview with a spouse who cares for her husband. One of her first comments about her experience as a family caregiver: It’s lonely.
We often talk about the loneliness of a caregiving experience. (Read “If There’s So Man of You, Why Is Caregiving Still So Lonely?”). We know it’s lonely. I’d love for you to tell us what that loneliness feels like.
So, in six words, describe your caregiving loneliness in our comments section, below.
- If There’s So Many of You, Why Is Caregiving Still So Lonely? (caregiving.com)
- How Would You Define “Family Caregiver?” (caregiving.com)
- When You Look Back, What Will Make You Proud? (caregiving.com)
- Virtual Caregiving Conference Presentation: Finding Peace and Joy (caregiving.com)
- In Six Words, How Do You Describe Caregiving Stress? (caregiving.com)
- In Ten Words, How Would You Describe Your Life Path? (caregiving.com)
- How Did You Learn to Provide Care? (caregiving.com)