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This is a collection of caregiving story submissions from our readers. Caregiving demands physical, mental and emotional stamina and the ability to meet new challenges daily. Both Family Caregivers and Professional Caregivers are able to find support by sharing their experiences with other Caregivers. We invite you to inspire others by sharing stories about your caregiving journey.
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Frances Ashurst Cared for by Ryan Erskine of Hemet, CA

My Grandmother's condition had been getting progressively worse since 2006. She was increasingly losing her ability to take care of herself. She had experienced multiple strokes throughout 2007, and after being hospitalized for a severe kidney infection in early 2008, she was almost entirely disabled and immobile. She was diagnosed with a case of temperary dementia, but was expected to make a partial recovery. After the completion of my academic semester, in June, 2008, I will...

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My Grandma Maria Cimoli

Cared for by Mrs. Danielle Lindvall of Elk Grove, CA

My Mom Edwina Starks

Cared for by Ms. Linda Starks of New Orleans, LA
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My Dear Friend Tranquility living care

Cared for by Ms. Tanjena Cannon of oakdale, CA
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In Memory Of Theodore (Ted) Wright

Cared for by Ms. Renee Lynch of Indianapolis, IN
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My Mom Lulu Mae Woodington

Cared for by Mrs. Gloria Woodington of Desoto, MO
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In Memory Of Lillian

Cared for by Ms. Tanya Hanlan of Menasha, WI
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In Memory Of Mamie R Langston

Cared for by Ms. Charlotte Moody of Atlanta, GA
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My Grandma Nancy

Cared for by Mrs. Heather Curl of Indianapolis, IN
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In Memory Of Ida Barnes

Cared for by Ms. Michele Green of Washington, DC
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My Mom Ruth V. Walker

Cared for by Mrs. Sheila Cooper of Indianapolis, IN
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