Nov 18, 2011

Eight Years of Caregiving, Eighth Day of the Week

Each day an Alzheimer's caregiver learns a new lesson. Slowly but surely we learn how to understand, cope, and communicate with a person living with dementia.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Eight Years of Caregiving, Eighth Day of the Week
Bob DeMarco
My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy, now 95 years old, lives with dementia. So far I have been at it for eight years. 2,922 days. 70,128 hours. 4,207,680 minutes.

Some people say this is a thankless job. I don't agree.

When I first started people asked, "how long do you think you will doing this?" I answered, a year or two. After a few years I started saying, "at least one more day". One day at a time.


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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 4,790 articles. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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