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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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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Caregiver By Chance, Caregiver By Choice

Caregiver By Chance, Caregiver By Choice

| At nine years old, I lost my dad. So young, however, so wise to know I needed to help my mom with my brothers and sister. You see, my mom was not well, so I was the “fill-in mom.” At the age of sixteen, my mom died, leaving six children. As...

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Caregiver as Bad off as Care Recipient

Caregiver as Bad off as Care Recipient

I am sole caregiver for my husband for going on about six years now. My husband has become partially disabled from cervical surgery, rendering him unable to move his head and shoulders, which is painful and incapacitating in and of itself. Then a few years ago he was...

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Laurie’s Story

Laurie’s Story

|  In 2006, my mother, a retired social worker, and I started Apple Care and Companion, a caregiving agency in Dallas that provides daily care and companionship. About 18 months after we started the business, I learned first-hand what it’s...

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Paula’s Story

Paula’s Story

Caregiver Profile: Paula Baughman My caregiving experience began when my mom and aunt needed help taking care of their dad. I never really had a close relationship with my grandpa. Growing up he was never around. Now, I know about his childhood and his time in the...

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