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Eight Years of Caregiving, Eighth Day of the Week

Posted Nov 18 2011 8:07am
Each day an Alzheimer's caregiver learns a new lesson. Slowly but surely we learn how to understand, cope, and communicate with a person living with dementia.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Bob DeMarco
My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy, now 95 years old, lives with dementia. So far I have been at it for eight years. 2,922 days. 70,128 hours. 4,207,680 minutes.

Some people say this is a thankless job. I don't agree.

When I first started people asked, "how long do you think you will doing this?" I answered, a year or two. After a few years I started saying, "at least one more day". One day at a time.

More Insight and Advice for Caregivers

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,251 articles with more than 452,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room

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