the quiet caregiver

Their were two announcements this week that may have an affect on our fight with Alzheimer’s disease. First, the “Bold” initiative and then the news about Bill Gates. In my opinion, both have the ability to create hope in a lot of people. 

This morning I spoke with a caregiver. He has been taking care of his wife for nine years and it’s taken a toll. Although his call was to say hello, I took the opportunity to inquire how he felt when he heard the news. He was quiet in his response to me and said his wife of 36 years is his focus and immediately knew the news would have no bearing on what is left of her life. He went on to say that others, with different roles, probably felt excited.

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