Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's can mean giving up some parts of your own life. Sometimes caregiving can even affect your worklife, as promotions, transfers and other options that could bump up income are passed over due to caregiving. It's important to try to maintain a balance in your own life in order to be a good caregiver.
Whether or not one likes the word "burden" when referring to elder care, it is often used. And yes, even for those of us who dearly love the person for whom we are caring, when we are realistic, we have to recognize a certain "burden" exists. With love comes pain. With caregiving, comes choices, decisions and frustration.…