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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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Lee & Mary Walerius Cared for by Rosemary Kaplar of El Cajon, CA

It's unique to take care of a 99-year-old and 100-year-old couple, which I have been doing for a year now. Both have some form of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. While Mary can't remember what she had for breakfast, she still loves Neil Diamond and his song "Mary". I was able to get her a signed picture of Neil Diamond for her 100th birthday, along with a CD of his music. It's so precious to see how she enjoys the little things in life. This is the fourth client I've worked with since s...

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My Client Barb

Cared for by Ms. Rachel Perez of Gold Canyon, AZ
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My Neighbor Bertha Simonson and others

Cared for by Ms. Bernadette (Bernie) Sheats of Hopkins, MN
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My Mom Mary

Cared for by Ms. Rosemary Starkey of Apopka, FL

In Memory Of Mrs. Roberta Harper

Cared for by Ms. Sherry Moses of Denton, TX

My Mom Lorraine Vining

Cared for by Ms. Patirce Vining of Chicago, IL
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My Client Merla Brenner

Cared for by Ms. Macy Wilson of Baltimore, MD
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My Grandma Viola Golden

Cared for by Ms. Pam Ward of Scottsboro, AL

My Dear Friend R. Seal

Cared for by Ms. Ronna Latulas of Watertown, NY

In Memory Of Mrs. Alice Ballard

Cared for by Mrs. Lynne Rotan of Florence, SC
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My Grandma Alice Holland

Cared for by Mrs. Ilona Fleischmann of North Haledon, NJ
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