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Caregiver stress and burnout: What to watch for and where to turn for help

Posted at 3:31 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 18:51:46-04

Caregiver stress and burnout: Warning signs to watch for and where to turn for help. 

In the attached clip, hear from a woman in North Tonawanda who is a caregiver for her 87-year-old mother. Also, a sad statistic from the Alzheimer's Association about caregivers dealing with someone who has dementia. Saturday is the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in Delaware Park. You can still sign up as funds raised will help the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, as well as going to research.

The following links are good resources if you need help being a caregiver:

Erie County Senior Services: http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/index.php?q=caregiving

Niagara County Office for the Aging: http://www.niagaracounty.com/aging/Services/Caregiver

Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter: http://www.alz.org/wny/

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging: http://www.cattco.org/aging/contact

Chautauqua County Office for the Aging: http://chautauqua.ny.us/709/Caregiver-Support-Services

CAREGIVING.com: https://www.caregiving.com/