Isolation and ‘impossible choices’: When caregiving goes into lockdown

Isolation and ‘impossible choices’: When caregiving goes into lockdown

Even before the coronavirus, caregiving had become Sade Dozan’s every day. About a year and a half ago, her parents moved close by to help Dozan, 30, and her husband, Michael, with their infant daughter in New Jersey. But soon after, her 69-year-old mother suffered a...
My dad and I both lost our spouses young. He’s helping me heal one breakfast at a time

My dad and I both lost our spouses young. He’s helping me heal one breakfast at a time

When Marjorie’s husband had a health scare, it was her father who looked it over and asked her the hard questions. And when it was confirmed that his cancer was terminal, it was her father who came to support her. Without much debate or conversation my dad...
What Illness Taught Me About Caregiving

What Illness Taught Me About Caregiving

“Take care of yourself.” I’ve heard this advice more times than I can count and try to follow it. After being diagnosed with stage one endometrial (uterine) cancer and having a hysterectomy, I follow this advice religiously. For about three months I had been feeling...