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A Family Affair: Four Ways Extended Families Can Support the Care of Someone with Alzheimer’s

More than half of the 4.5 million people living with Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. identify a family member as their primary caregiver, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Typically, most or all caregiving work falls to one family member, usually someone in the immediate family,  such as a sibling or child. But given the considerable burden of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, how can the extended family better support the person who has taken on the role of primary caregiver?

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