Caregiver Stories

We want to hear your story!
Why? Because your story matters. Have you ever listened to someone talk about their life and thought ‘Oh, someone else has been through that, too? I thought it was just me!’ Every story shared is a chance to aid another caregiver and help them feel less alone. Your story will be confidential or use your initials. Help other caregivers and yourself by sharing your experience.

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Fearless Caregiver

Fearless Caregiver

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? I got a distressed call from a outstate DCF office (one of many state adult protective services) saying my mom was becoming ward of the state. I lived nearly 3000 miles away, my life went into boxes or trash can, I...

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Post-Hospital Home Care

Post-Hospital Home Care

Editor’s Note: This is the last post in a 3-part series about what happened when a working caregiver’s mother had to go into the hospital. This post is about what happened after the emergency room visit and the hospital stay. After six days in the...

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Emergency Room Visit

Emergency Room Visit

  Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about what happened when a working caregiver’s mother had to go into the hospital. This post is about the initial emergency room visit. Next in this series is the hospital stay and lastly the...

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Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk

Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk

I was a caregiver for my late husband who had early-onset Alzheimer’s, my mother who had dementia, my father who had cancer, and my mother-in-law who had dementia. Years after my husband died, I met a lovely widower and enjoyed 3 wonderful years with him...

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Anna Keck

Anna Keck

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Upon the passing of my father. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? It’s brought us closer. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most...

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