Bob just happens to be one of my bestfriends. His wife Helen just recently passed away so this is one guy who can relate to most anything. Need some advice on caregiving a spouse at home? He's done that. Have questions about nursing homes...coping with it all, this is the guy to discuss it with. And finally, because Helen passed away just short time ago, he certainly understands how difficult it is to begin again.
Karen's husband Martin, was diagnosed with dementia after he suffered several strokes. So Karen, who is some years younger than her husband, has dedicated her life to making certain Martin can live his to the fullest. Karen has so much understanding to give. And her humor, her devotion, and insights can help anyone...especially if you're a spouse whose in need of a willing ear and a gentle heart.
Doug is an old friend of mine, I've known him for close to two years nows. So what can I say about him? First off, the D in Doug stands for Devotion. He has been caregiving his wife Ann since she was diagnosed with Alz. some years ago. He's loving, spiritual, insightful, warm, giving...truly, his list of assets are very long. This is one fella who can help anyone, be it a fellow spouse, or just a person to come to when the road gets to weary. He, like the rest of these spouses are such inspirations to all of us!
Franklin is another experienced spouse. His wife Peggy had Alzheimer's and passed away some years ago. Franklin devotes his time to helping others through the trials of Alzheimer's and he's also a retired Physician.
I've known Helen for about 2 years now and I can tell you she is one lovely lady. She cared for her husband Joe at home, until he recently passed away. Being from Canada, she's quite knowledgeable on respite care etc., so if you live "up north" and have some questions or need advice, this is the lady to talk to.
Paul can be a great help to anyone who is struggling with decisions like...is day care right from my loved one? or...How does one go about hiring outside help? You see, Pauls wife was diagnosed 3 years ago and since that time, Paul has had to make those decisions himself. Right now, his wife attends daycare during the day and in the evening he has outside help. So, if you're to the point where you're facing these options...don't hesitate to write to write him because he's here to help!
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