and Janet Black became family caregivers in one instant.
shies away from calling himself a caregiver, but admits he
wife are responsible for their daughter's care whenever they are not at work.
He is senior pastor at First United Methodist Church.
"Depression, there's no way of avoiding it," Aaron Black
said, "Stresses and strains on the relationships within the household, the pressures are almost unbearable.
A simple thing like going to an evening meeting can be tough when a vulnerable adult child is in the home, Aaron Black
Despite the difficulties, Aaron Black
is a firm believer that people who need care do better in their own homes.
"Ericka is quite content to be here right now.
knows that nobody is going to care for her
like Mom and Dad are.
In Nebraska, 158,000 families care for a relative at home, according to the Alzheimer's Association
"My hope is that number could grow, because I honestly believe that people experience a better rate of recovery and a better quality of recovery when they're in familiar surroundings," Aaron Black