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One Caregiver's Journey

A daughter encounters both hardships and rewards when she invites her 97-year-old father to move into her home

My 29th wedding anniversary changed my life. It had nothing to do with my marriage.

That night, my husband and I decided — together — to take on the care of my elderly parents. Michael and I went out for dinner, where I drank too much bourbon. Later that evening I wound up sitting on the floor of our hotel room, sobbing for what they had lost — and what I was about to lose.
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