"If you're open and honest with people about what you're going through you give them permission to reach out and help you and love you," said Campbell.
Kim Campbell said she speaks out about the disease to help families, because Alzheimer’s “is definitely the most feared disease. You lose control of your life. There are identity issues and autonomy issues.”
She also advises caregivers to give themselves breaks and self-care.
“They talk about the ‘silver tsunami’ that’s coming,” Kim Campbell said of the tide of expected Alzheimer’s cases among Baby Boomers. “The stress for caregivers is enormous.”
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