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  • The caregiver's journey is filled with unexpected turns and developments. Many adult children caring for elderly parents make a promise they may find difficult to keep: "I will never put you in a home." For Sonia Alvarado, caring for her mother at home was manageable in the ...
  • Often caregivers are thrust into their new roles with no warning and no ... of what happened to her when she was faced with caring for her elderly parents in another state. As a long distance caregiver , she lists three valuable lessons she learned: educate yourself, ...
  • ... degeneration, or FTD. He shares his story about caring for his wife as she suffers from this degenerative disease. This story is ... and practical concerns of aging, including how to care for those who can no longer care for themselves.   ...
  • ... 64 years old, always knew she would be the one to care for her parents when they were elderly. Several years ago, when it became ... had been her children's bedrooms into a den and bedroom for her parents. She also remodeled a bathroom, added grab bars and a walk-in ... much of her ability to manage both worlds to her weekly caregivers support group. ...
  • ... offers a glimpse into how helpful a support group can be for caregivers . There are so many decisions caregivers must make on a daily ...
  • ... her home surrounded by her family. We want to thank Cora for allowing "Your Turn To Care" to feature her story and bring attention to ... A wonderful gift from a remarkable woman. Our heart goes out to Cora's family and friends. -"Your Turn to Care" Staff ...
  • ... I have to sit down with my brother and sister and figure out basically what we're gonna do because it's expensive. There're times it ... safe, keeping them healthy as best I can. You start to watch a steady decline, and you can't fix it. You can choose to be happy or ...
  • Gail Sheehy describes for "Your Turn to Care" the importance of rest and recuperation on all ... the aftermath of caregiving . The enormous stress all caregivers experience must be balanced with a time for healing so ... is done. While feelings of guilt about the job a caregiver has done are not uncommon, Ms. Sheehy emphasizes the main feeling ...
  • Being a caregiver is definitely a role that 65-year-old John Whitmarsh never imagined ... 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 anywhere from 2-8 years. But for some it can be longer. John would like to bring in part-time help but ...
  • ... possible. Through it all, Gunn is buoyed by her deep love for her father and family and her faith. ...

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