Aging Hand, Young Hand

Alzheimers: A Caregiver's Challenge

The caregiver's journey is filled with unexpected turns and developments. Many adult children caring for elderly parents make a promise they may find difficult to keep: "I will never put you in a home." For Sonia Alvarado, caring for her mother at home was manageable in the beginning. But as her mother's Alzheimer's disease progressed, it became clear the caregiving arrangement was no longer good for mother or daughter. In this episode of Your Turn to Care we discover assisted living, though often expensive, became the best choice for a mother's care and a daughter's well-being.