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‘Me, My Mom And God’: Author Details His Experiences Caring For Dying Parent

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Christopher Chaney never expected to become a full-time caregiver for his seriously ill mother — or publish a candid book after her death that details their worst moments. The Tennesseean spent 20 years in executive management before a “brutal downsizing” by his federal employer thrust him into early retirement and […]

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Convicted Felon Or Caregiving Friend?

Gold Coat Prison Program Addresses Inmate Dementia while Softening Hearts BY RANDI BELISOMO | randi@lifemattersmedia.org PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – When clinical psychologist Cheryl Steed first came to work at the California Men’s Colony, the behavioral specialist with no prior experience in criminal justice was expecting a tough new patient population: muscular, tattooed and intimidating. What […]

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The Politics Of Caregiving And Struggles Of An Unexpected, Immigrant Caregiver

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org  Vilma Rozen never expected to become a full-time caregiver in a foreign country thousands of miles away from her family. The 55-year-old Costa Rican is one of thousands of immigrants caring for aged and ill seniors in the U.S. “It’s extremely hard work,” said Rozen, who appears in the powerful […]

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