Being a caregiver can be a stressful and isolating experience. This is “LifeCycles” with Laurie Edwards-Tate, President, At Your Home Familycare.
Surveys of caregivers show more are going online for help. Online tools let caregivers meet and connect with one another, share advice, and simply vent about their feelings without judgment. Another benefit: online support is there day or night. Half of all caregivers say they have a Facebook page. One in five visit chat rooms. More than 20-thousand Alzheimer’s caregivers participate in support groups online.
While nothing replaces family and friends, these new resources can make all the difference.