Caring for a spouse or partner who is suffering from advanced dementia is hard and emotionally draining work. In addition managing all the demands of providing care, there is the additional stress of watching someone you love gradually change and disappear. In this episode we meet Bill, who has been caring for his wife Gloria for the past several years. Her dementia has progressed to the point that she is almost totally nonverbal and because of other health issues, she is now bedridden. Bill has had to adjust his treatment goals for Gloria as her condition has worsened, but he still manages to maintain a sense of normalcy despite his wife’s condition.
Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 5
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