Previously I wrote, Where are the Alzheimer's Caregiver Helpers? I am trying to make a point on this blog--the Alzheimer's caregiver can become the patient. I don't think this is well known by families of caregivers. Over the last few years I have heard too many stories of caregivers going it alone while their family looks on. Patting the caregiver on the back while you sit on your butt is not enough. I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that caregiving needs to be done in teams. Don't get me wrong here, I do know families that work together when someone becomes ill.