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8 Things No One Tells You About Being a Caregiver for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease immediately inducts you into an unfortunate club of people whose relatives have this condition. No one wants to be a member, but given that around 5.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, many, many people are.

Although there’s no roadmap for dealing with life when someone you love has Alzheimer’s, if you’re in this position, it can help to hear from other people in the same unbelievably tough spot. Here, we spoke with some Alzheimer’s caregivers to find out a few things they wish they’d known at the start of their journeys.

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