Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients face challenges in caring for themselves

The Alzheimer’s Association — Western Carolina Chapter connects caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients with a variety of resources through its Direct Connect Referral Program. In Asheville, Memory Care also offers support services for people who have dementia and their families. Both organizations advise caregivers to seek help rather than go it alone.

Constructi­ng a healthier life

Ryan Conrad, 34, combines yoga and physical therapy for both his patients at Care Partners and his students at local yoga studios. Here, he demonstrates Uttanasana at One Center Yoga. This is the third post of a yoga-pose series for Xpress by freelance writer and yoga instructor, Kate Lundquist. (Photos by Kate Lundquist)