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Warren Adler sits with his wife on the couch, holding hands

Warren Adler’s Story: Caregiving for a Wife With Dementia

How the novelist is keeping a lifetime of shared memories alive

Director Elizabeth Chomko with her grandmother

'What They Had' Gets to the Heart of Caregiving

The Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank film dramatizes the Alzheimer's caregiving experience

Annabelle Gurwitch as a young child, sitting in the park with her mother and sister

Seizing the ‘Daughter Opportunity’ in Caregiving

For author and actress Annabelle Gurwitch, caregiving became a second chance to connect

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The Changing Roles of the Caregiver See All

Changing Roles Caregiving, Garcia Family

The Personal Attendant

A young mother has a second job: taking care of her mother’s basic needs

Alice Brouhard And Kara Brouhard, Family Caregiving Roles

The Tech Support Guru

A mother becomes a technology wiz to help her daughter live independently

Changing Roles Caregiving, Veney Family

The Entertainment Director

A daughter makes sure her mother stays active and engaged despite her dementia

Changing Roles Caregiving, Ridenour Family

The Movement Facilitator

Attention to detail helps a caregiver maintain his wife’s mobility — in and out of the house

Changing Roles Caregiving, Yarbough Family

The Personal Chef

A fondness for cooking helps a daughter create appealing, nutritious meals for her diabetic mother

Changing Roles Caregiving, Babin Family

The Advocate

After her son was severely wounded in Iraq, a mother became his voice


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