Caregiving for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias has a unique set of challenges.
Sometimes Alzheimer’s is referred to as a “family disease” because the stress of caregiving and watching a person’s decline affects all family members.
Fatigue tends to occur because of the caregiver's reaction to the changes in behavior caused by dementia. Quite often the caregiver defaults to saying no or trying to correct the person's response. The problem is these situations tend to turn into an argument. It's not possible to control the behavior of the person with dementia, but it is possible to manage how to respond to an incident.