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Strength for the Caregiver

Strength for the Caregiver shares the real-life stories of family caregivers to help you find strength on your caregiving journey and help you realize you’re not alone. From laughter to frustration to joy, this blog offers an honest expression of the many emotions caregiving can bring. We invite you to add your own voice to the conversation in the comments section below each blog post.

The current blog author, Elizabeth Shean, cared for her father until he succumbed to dementia, and now she’s doing it all over again with her mother. For the past seven years, Elizabeth has cared for her mom, first with her husband, Lee, and then alone after he unexpectedly passed away.

Over the last 18 months, Elizabeth has weathered her husband’s death, buying and selling homes, moving 800 miles back to her hometown, cohabitating with her mother with many needs and trying to create a personal life as a newly single woman. What adventures lie ahead?

Join her as she shares the joys, struggles and humor that are all part of family caregiving.

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