Ken Willits wife has had Alzheimer's for five years now and says the biggest challenge is simple communication and finding time to take a break. He says she needs constant supervision.
Willits says his wife used to be a very active person and still is despite the disease. To help her and himself, his wife spends several hours everyday at Tabitha's intergenerational daycare, a daycare that allows children and adults to interact together under close supervision. Willit's says this also gives him time to get things done and rest before caring for his wife again.
Willits also attends a support group for caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association offers 10 support groups in Lincoln and Lancaster County and has a network of 56 support groups across the state. For more information call toll free 1-800-487-2585.
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