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Your Family Caregiving Stories Inspire Us All.

Katharine from Arizona

My spouse of 37 years, Bonnie, is turning 79 in January 2019. She has early stage Alzheimer’s and...

Beverly from DC

I became Power of Attorney for my elderly parents, Julia and Ted, and my MS-disabled, younger sis...

Sylvia from Texas

Arturo is my friend and companion. At this time he lives with his son because he has fallen several times and has broken his nose and fractured his jaw from the falls. He is on dialysis because his heart is weak (not diabetic). The VA is taking care of his jaw with a civilian dentist. He has hearing loss, a defibrillator implanted in his chest. He seems to have memory loss a...

Alice and Robert from Connecticut

I started caring for my husband since day one of our married life. Being nine years younger, my caring has increased. My goal is to make his last years enjoyable as much as possible. Since he likes sweets, desserts come after every meal. As we are both growing older, our hearing often fails us. Communication becomes difficult and tiring. So: Tip 1: I use gestures which he...

Erica from Maryland

I wouldn’t trade it for the world! The day my grandmother was diagnosed with Dementia, had to be ...

Jeff from Minnesota

Our journey started 10 years ago October 5th, 2008 when Holly had gained over 30 pounds of fluids...

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