Complete caregiver stories archive

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The Sunset

The Sunset

When I was 19, a nursing home hired me to work as an aide. There wasn’t much to the interview that I remember, other than I agreed to come to work on time and take the certification course the home provided. In this course, I learned how to lift a frail person out of...

How to Rescue a Grieving Friend

How to Rescue a Grieving Friend

Before my father’s decline, he was a preeminent scholar of Black religious history. As brilliant as he’d been, I wasn’t sure, at the end of his life, that he recognized me. He had died of dementia. Now here I was in quarantine, missing him while also working online...

Cost of Living- Tales of Care Giving

Cost of Living- Tales of Care Giving

This afternoon, I saw an off-Broadway play called Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok. It is a brilliant play that tells the stories of people who are brought together and who are caregivers or need them. I cannot deny that I was nervous about seeing the play. I am...

How to support a loved one through psychosis

How to support a loved one through psychosis

Recovery simply means a movement toward preferred ways of living one’s life. Based on a conventional medical perspective that you may have encountered before, you might conclude that the goal is to ‘fix’ your loved one. However, a recovery-oriented perspective (which...

On #dementia TikTok, family caregivers find support and bring the disease to light

On #dementia TikTok, family caregivers find support and bring the disease to light

"My mom was taking care of her mom, who had Alzheimer's, [and] not telling anybody how hard it was or that she needed help, or that it was completely stressing her out," Revere says. "And then it became about me coming home to be in a house with three generations of...

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