Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Is There Life After Caregiving, and If So What is it Like?


I found myself thinking about the aftermath of caregiving, and what Suzy’s life would be like in the months and years ahead.

By +Bob DeMarco
+Alzheimer's Reading Room 


Is There Life After Caregiving, and If So What  is it  Like?
Judith Graham is one of my favorite writers and journalist. Every time I read an article by her I think the same thing - I wish I could write like Judith.

Judith recently wrote two articles about life after caregiving which begins with After the Caregiving Ends on The New Old Age (New York Times).

Judith has a wonderful way of fleshing out a story and pulling it together. Her writing is deep but easy to read and understand.

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Excerpt.
In January, the 93-year-old mother of my oldest friend died in a Chicago suburb. Suzy was exceptionally close to her mother, and had long dreaded saying a final goodbye. But when it came time to do so — after a year in which her mother struggled with illness and increasing disability — my friend was surprisingly at peace.

I found myself thinking about the aftermath of caregiving, and what Suzy’s life would be like in the months and years ahead. And, as I did so, I saw a question repeated several times on the caregiving blogs I look at each day: “Is there life after caregiving, and if so what it is like?”
To read this thought provoking article by Judith jump to After the Caregiving Ends

If you have the time I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this issue. We also have readers that have experienced life after Alzheimer's or dementia caregiving. I would be interested in hearing your perspective.

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