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Appendix G: Caregiving Stories
Pages 333-338

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From page 333...
... When speaking to her on the phone she seems genuinely happy about moving to New York and living with us." After Mom moved in .
From page 334...
... At about 5:30, I was handed a bunch of papers by the head of the rehab department at the hospital where my mom has started physical therapy. We all thought this was a great idea.
From page 335...
... Rarely is she agitated, but it happens." A Husband and Father with the Challenging Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia2 "Gabriela and Saúl have five daughters, all of whom lived in the same city as their parents. While all of the daughters participated in caring for their parents, they assumed different tasks: one daughter handled her father's medical appointments and other professional care; one oversaw finances and bill paying; and the other three took care of groceries, meals, household repairs, entertainment, and social outings.
From page 336...
... because it could give me a heart attack.' Gabriela feared not only for her own safety but also that the daycare center would no longer accept Saúl. She also worried that her difficulties managing Saúl's behavior would make her appear unfit to care for him and lead to his institutionalization." A WIFE HELPS MANAGE HER HUSBAND'S CANCER TREATMENT3 "Marjorie was a caregiver for her husband Ralph during his treatment for cancer.
From page 337...
... She coordinated the treatment plan for the draining incision with physicians near home and the oncologic surgeon in the cancer center 6 hours away, and carried out their instructions at home. After the incision healed, Ralph received his radiation and chemotherapy treatments closer to home.
From page 338...
... involved a hospital maintenance worker, Chris Schultz, who was fired in 2002 while caring for his father with Alzheimer's disease and mother with congestive heart problems and severe diabetes. To help manage his parents' care, he asked to take intermittent leave, to which he was entitled under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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