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Overcoming the Loneliness of Dementia Caregiving

Stacey McDaniel

After her children and their families leave, 75-year-old Barbara is initially relieved to restore order to her house. She cleans up the kitchen, straightens the living room and gets her husband, who’s suffering from dementia, ready for bed. Once he’s asleep, though, and she sits in her recliner in the den, trying to read a novel her daughter recommended, the loneliness sets in.

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