Every day, caregivers’ minds are occupied with everything from medication schedules to symptom management. And, of course, they must remember to take care of themselves.
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Most caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia share this near-constant fear: In a moment of confusion, their loved ones might walk away from home and family and never find their way back.
Over the summer, the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ has swept the country, raising both awareness and money for the neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, nearly 30,000 Americans are currently living with ALS and without any known treatments, research is vital to finding a cure.
For those living with a mental illness, finding help during an emotional episode can be difficult. Many times, individuals turn to local law enforcement, seeking anyone to calm their worries. Unfortunately, due to the lack of resources and expertise, law enforcement officials are often challenged on how to handle mental health crisis situations.