By: Craig Cottingham Craig and his wife, Randie, lived together in Bothell, Wash. for over 40 years. Randie now resides in Kirkland, Wash. at an adult family home. When I look back at how my wife Randie and I struggled with her dementia, some of the solutions were counterintuitive. At one point, she surmised that all the pieces of bark and dirt she was picking … Continue reading Looking Back: A Lesson Learned as a Caregiver for My Wife
A little over a year ago I sat in my car staring at the raindrops hitting my windshield. I was trying to convince myself to get out, walk into the building and attend my first support group meeting for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Continue reading The Power of a Support Group
This year’s Clacey McNary Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Karen Marez. Continue reading Grief into Grit: Journey of an Alzheimer’s Advocate
In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we asked local caregivers to tell us what they are thankful for. Caregiving comes with many challenges, but there are also many bright spots along with way. We are inspired by the resilience and positivity of the caregivers we serve. Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Continue reading Caregivers: What are you thankful for?
This November, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we are telling the stories of family caregivers. Bob Reinholt met his wife George Ann at the University of Washington in 1956. They married and settled in the Yakima Valley to raise their family. In 2008, Bob noticed changes in George Ann, such as misplacing items, forgetting small things (like dates) and trouble keeping score on the … Continue reading Husband and Caregiver: Bob Reinholt