Primary Caregivers

Mom and I Talked About the What-ifs for Years

I am 67 years old, married with no children. My mother who now is 89 took care of my handicapped sister for nearly 10 years and is now 66. Both have lived with my husband and I for nearly four years. Some of the happiest years of our lives.

Caring for My Husband Has Become More of a Team Effort

I've been a caregiver for my husband since about 2001 when he began having angina. My caregiving responsibilities have progressively increased and his health has progressively declined since he had triple heart bypass surgery in 2003. After the surgery, he had atrial fibrillation, which stayed. In addition to heart problems, he developed COPD from years of smoking. These are the biggies, but through the years there have been numerous diagnoses added from arthritis to gout and several hospital stays. He's had several strokes as well.

Didn't Choose to Be a Caregiver, But Cancer Never Gives Us Any Choice

I am the only daughter (age 46) of my parents (ages 68 and 66, dad and mom), and my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine/cervical cancer out of the blue. She was in the best shape of her life, and she and Dad were about to visit Nepal as they were enjoying their retirement together. My husband and I were living in another part of the country when she got her diagnosis, and my life turned upside down. I had just moved with my husband to take a new job ( for me) in the Northwest after living 20 years in the Midwest.

Caregiving 101: Exploring the Complexities of Family Caregiving

Work With Your Siblings To Keep Your Life, Family, and Sanity Intact!

Seasons of Care: Wellness and Self-Care for the Family Caregiver

Moving Beyond the Leakages: Practical Strategies to Manage Incontinence

This webinar took place on Thursday December the 13th, 11:00 - 12:00 PST

Suy giảm nhận thức nhẹ (MCI) (Mild Cognitive Impairment)

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Mất trí, Bệnh này có nghĩa là gà? (Dementia: Is this Dementia and What Does it Mean?)

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Người Chăm Sóc và Bệnh Trầm Cảm (Caregiving & Depression)

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