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Stages of Caregiving
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Just as there are stages of Alzheimer’s disease (or a related disorder), there are stages of caregiving that change as the disease progresses. Because the disease usually lasts for a period of years, not everything needs to be done at once. Nevertheless, it is important to have a sense of the overall process and the caregiving tasks needed at each point in the disease.*

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[*Adapted from material written by the Western and Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and by the Family Caregiver Alliance; July, 2006.)


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