Having a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer's is sad and heartbreaking. And if you're the one taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's, you know the stress it puts on a family.
Sue Friedman from the Alzheimer's Association says there are really two parts to the situation. First, is the mom taking care of a parent. She says there is plenty of good information on caregiver stress and how to keep yourself healthy and sane as you take on the new role of being a caregiver.
Second, is how you, as a mom, explain this awful disease to your children, because their grandparent no longer recognizes them. There are some great tools and information available at ALZ.org to help with this issue.