If families are knowledgeable about the disease and know what to expect, they can be more empowered in dealing with the disease. The most important thing is they get linked with helpful community resources they may need.
One of the most important things someone can do is get accurate information about the disease, about the disease process, and what kind of helpful resources there are in their community.
You need to take care of yourself first. If you don't care for yourself, you can't take care of someone else.
The complications involved in caring for someone with Alzheimer's are probably just going to begin to surface over the next few weeks, ... We have situations where all of a sudden families are becoming first-time, 24-hour caregivers.