Every step in the recovery process was delicate and had a potential setback, every remedy had a potential side effect.
It feels like whatever you want to happen quickly, doesn’t, and whatever you’d prefer to deal with later won’t wait.
Considering the number of ways to illustrate the concept of caregiving, not to mention the enormous diversity of the caregiver population, the consistent use of this particular image will tell only one “caregiver story.”
Caregiving isn’t an illness but it’s a condition that still needs treatment.
To know Tonya Ferguson’s strength, you must know her story. Fortunately, she has intimately detailed her entire caregiving journey, starting before her father died suddenly of a heart attack, to her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and continuing on after her mother’s death from the dreadful disease nine and a half years later.
Storytelling contains unparalleled magic. A story allows us to expiate past wrongs and spread significant moments.
Robert is my youngest brother, is in his mid-40s and has lived with uncontrolled seizures his entire life. He is physically and cognitively disabled and seems to lose just a little bit more of something all the time.