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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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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In-laws Caring in Their Home

In-laws Caring in Their Home

"I am a co-care taker to my husband's older sister. She is widowed, has no children, and can not live alone. Like most Americans, assisted living is not an option because of the astronomical cost factor that we can not help to pay. Therefore, my husband and I took her...

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Caregiving happens! Dena’s Story

Caregiving happens! Dena’s Story

I can't recall when I became a caregiver, but I was willing to do so. After being marriage for about a year and a half my father asked me to move back in and I never left home again. It started with my father who work on the railroad ever since he was 16. After...

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Caregiving for a Spouse

Caregiving for a Spouse

Difficult wouldn’t begin to explain this Parkinson’s journey with my wife. This disease is tough enough, but trying to be a caregiver to a nurse is tougher still. She was a career caregiver to thousands of oncology patients, but her disease has robbed her of so many...

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Shelly’s Story

Shelly’s Story

In early 2001, we began to notice changes in my mom. She was becoming forgetful. For ten years, we watched as she declined and Alzheimer's took over her brain. My father was her constant companion and caregiver. As she neared the end of her life, my father fell and...

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Bill’s Story

Bill’s Story

My mother had Alzheimer’s disease for 17 years before her body finally gave up the fight. I didn't realize that I was being trained to be in a position to take care of my wife. My wife Linda's career was as a broker and underwriter for commercial insurance for 40...

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