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  • Often caregivers are thrust into their new roles with no warning and no ... advocacy group and join a support group. Whether a family's seniors live a long distance away or close to home, being a caregiver is often demanding. Ms. Richardson brings up how important it is for the ...
  • The caregiver's journey is filled with unexpected turns and developments. Many adult children caring ...
  • ... Frontotemporal Degeneration, or FTD - What is it, and what are the symptoms?     ... John Whitmarsh' wife is afflicted with a form of dementia called frontotemporal degeneration, or ... from this degenerative disease. This story is part of our continuing series, " Your Turn to Care ," addressing the ...
  • ... at 6am and often does not end until 10pm. Gunn Leater is also a recovering alcoholic who is committed to her hard-won sobriety despite the stress and exhaustion of ... Gunn is buoyed by her deep love for her father and family and her faith. ...
  • What is the best preparation for the end of life? Acclaimed journalist Steve ... life. The Los Angeles Times columnist became part of his family's caregiving team when his elderly father became critically ill ...
  • ... to be compassionate and tender and intimate in a way that is really only possible when the end of the story is the end of one person's life," Sheehy observes. Although it marks the ... doors to deeper and more meaningful relationships with family and friends. ...
  • Being a caregiver is definitely a role that 65-year-old John Whitmarsh never imagined he'd be ... Alzheimer's. The brain disease has devastated the whole family as they witness Barbara's slow, steady disintegration. John now devotes his days to caring for her and the hardest part is not knowing when it will end. The life expectancy after diagnosis is ...
  • ... information on support groups and additional resources for caregivers . by AnnaMarie Piersimoni ... to help caregivers in most communities, and the cost is often based on ability to pay or covered by the care receiver's insurance. ...
  • When you are in charge of caregiving for elderly family members, it can be difficult to take care of yourself. One woman looks ... Algerine Correia: Being a caregiver for your parents is a lot more difficult than I though it would be. [ Algerine (to ...
  • ... information on support groups and additional resources for caregivers . WHERE TO FIND HELP   There are services to help caregivers in most communities, and the cost is often based on ability to pay or covered by the care receiver's insurance. ...

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