Read the full text of the Live Chat discussion about caregiving that took place on the Globe & Mail’s website Sept. 21, 2010

September 21, 2010

As they watch their loved ones slip away, nearly 40 per cent of family members taking care of a person with dementia are suffering from signs of distress like depression, rage and an inability to cope. With stress on family members growing as symptoms progress, at what point is right to move your loved one into long-term care facility?

The Globe held a discussion on this issue with Linda Jackson, lead social worker at Baycrest who organizes caretaking support groups, and Donna Macdiarmid, who recently put her husband, Roger, in a home despite being “a woman in love.”

Full article here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/dementia/how-do-you-know-when-its-time-for-a-home/article1715075/