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Caregiver stories

Today, nearly 66 million Americans are caring for an aged, seriously ill or disabled friend or family member. Ask Medicare encourages them to share their stories and describe the approaches they are taking to address the many challenges of caregiving.

caregiver stories

Caregiver stories: Bernadette and Tyrone

Bringing my husband Tyrone home from the hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest and related brain damage was one of the biggest challenges in my life.

Caregiver stories: Leonard and Kathryn Romney

I became a caregiver in August 2009 for my wife, Kathryn. After a series of tests Kathryn was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Caregiver stories: James Patterson and his wife

I became a caregiver on January 1, 2005 after my wife was hospitalized with complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).