Thanks to Rich Bozanich, one of the organizers up the upcoming Early Memory Loss Forum, for sending a link to a New York Times article "Zen and the Art of Coping With Alzheimer's. " The point of the article is that caregivers must learn to "go with the flow," since neither scientists nor politicians have done much about Alzheimer's.
The second article, "Exhaustion, anger of caregiving get a name," is on CNN's web site, and is about the growing recognition of the mental and physical health problems caused by caregiving. The article quotes Peter Vitaliano, a professor at the University of Washington who studies caregiver health. If you'd like more details, I wrote about Dr. Vitaliano's work in a post last summer.