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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Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? My mother chose me as her caregiver. My mother-in-law did not have anyone else willing to care for her full time. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so, how? My...

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Caregivers discuss asking for help

Caregivers discuss asking for help

You are not alone! Family caregiving is a huge job and caregivers need both emotional support and physical help. The following caregivers discuss different support networks that work best for them. I could not have come as far as I am without my family’s support, all...

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The Day my Mother Passed Away

The Day my Mother Passed Away

A daughter remembers and writes her thoughts and feelings the day her mother passes away. Editor’s Note: Names of a doctor, nurses, the facility referenced, and family members used in this essay were changed to respect confidentiality. Carol has been attending a...

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Actor caring for her mother

Actor caring for her mother

‘P-Valley’ Star Brandee Evans Says Being Her Mom’s Caregiver Is ‘Bittersweet’ Taking care of “Momma,” who has Alzheimer’s and M.S., changed the actor’s life.   by Samantha Vincenty Originally published 7/1/2022 for Self.com Brandee Evans doesn’t seem to half-ass...

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Understanding Dad’s Plan

Understanding Dad’s Plan

Understanding Dad's Plan: More Observing Than conversation My Dad and I were very much alike. We both liked simplicity, cars and travel, comfortable and well-maintained homes, kept personal matters organized and didn’t want family and friends to worry about our health...

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The Bookends: Peggy’s Story

The Bookends: Peggy’s Story

"I had two opposite experiences with my parents; bookend stories regarding their end of life planning. My Dad was never one to discuss much, ever. Very old school but a real softie. He sold the family business and was going to fill many retirement hours playing golf....

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