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Finding One’s Way As a Caregiver

by: Kathi Koll on

When Tina Lewis’ mother became ill, life became tumultuous and exhausting. Not only was her mother suffering, but Lewis, an only child, was suddenly a caregiver tackling numerous challenges. The first was simply figuring out what was wrong. Initially some doctors thought that depression might be the cause of her mother’s difficulties, but Lewis knew that wasn’t the case. She told them, “You're not listening to me. This is not depression. This is something else. Depression is part of it, but this is something more serious.” Eventually during a 10-hour emergency room visit, more