Illness Caregiver

An illness caregiver (whether an Alzheimer's caregiver, a dementia caregiver or a depression caregiver) can serve as an aide to both the patient and the patient's family in time of need. A key member of the sufferer's support group, the illness caregiver gives both physical and emotional assistance in a gentle and seasoned manner, so that the patient and family feel secure and looked after without feeling as though their private lives are being encroached upon.

Make sure the illness caregiver has been through ample caregiver training and has shown that all caregiver duties are being performed to his or her best abilities.