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“Many Americans say they want to die at home. It’s not always easy to make that happen.”

“Roger Kellison had Parkinson’s disease that was quickly progressing. He was a private man who eventually moved into his daughter’s house when he was unable to take care of himself. “’He had not come to our house to live,’ Daniel Wallace, his son-in-law, told me. ‘He had come to our house to die. The last …

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“My Family Cared for My Sick Aunt. Who’s Caring for Us?”

“When I was 12, my mother’s 32-year-old sister Emily experienced a berry-aneurysm rupture, which caused a stroke. One day she had a headache that she said felt like being hit with a two-by-four. She went on with life, and then collapsed the next week. “The executive assistant whose fingers typed so fast that they blurred …

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“Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Some Coaching”

Photo courtesy of Lynne Shallcross/KHN | article “For today, there are no doctor’s visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing. “At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer’s — sit with their caregivers in a semicircle around …

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“Imaginative Caregiving for the Cancer Patient”

While conversations rarely penetrate the bell jar of my self-containment, inventive forms of caregiving do. “After the drama of diagnosis passes and the preliminary offers of assistance dissipate, a few hardy souls hang in with cancer patients for the long haul. If we are lucky, they tender surprisingly creative acts and gifts. “Imaginative caregiving is …

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