What It's Like to Care for Someone With Dementia — AARP
Irene Nuñez is devoted to caring for her great-aunt Nina, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Irene puts a lot of pressure on herself to give Nina the best care possible — a feeling that can lead to caregiver burnout.
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