Thursday, December 4, 2014

The perfect gift for a caregiver and their loved one

“My daughter-in-law prepared a scrapbook of my husband’s life for his 80th birthday, and we found that very comforting for him. I wish...

...that was something I had started early on so that he could have helped with it and had a legacy to leave afterward. I also began to keep a journal. After his death, I would read something that I had completely forgotten about, and I was so glad for the renewal of that memory. If you keep a journal of the nice things that people do or did for you when you’re going through that difficulty, it serves as a source of comfort and gratitude that you had such friends and had some happy memories of a very difficult time.” – Carol Doerhoefer, caregiver for her husband, who had Alzheimer’s

Read more advice from other caregivers in our fall issue.

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