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Helping Yourself Help Others by Susan Golant, Rosalynn Carter

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Caregiving Then and Now

DESPITE THE MANY DIFFICULTIES CAREGIVING PRESENTED MY mother when she was caring for her father, she was still fortunate in some ways. Her widowed neighbor and distant relative, May Wise, would look in on my grandfather from time to time during the day while Mother worked. Aunt May, as we called her, even spent nights with her to help with Papa’s bathroom and other needs. Her involvement relieved some of Mother’s anxiety. And Mother’s arrangement with the postmaster, which allowed her to spend a few hours at home with Papa in the middle of the day, also helped.

But times have changed. Who among us has neighbors like Aunt May who can pitch in? As I have learned more about the issue, I have come to realize how serious ...

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