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
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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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.To read this thought provoking article by Judith jump to After the Caregiving Ends
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?”
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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