I came across this article in the Arizona Republic this week regarding an elderly wife caring for her ailing husband. It is reminiscent of countless stories I have heard…and reflects the challenges spouses/partners face in these types of situations. Is it worth the risk of one’s own health to care for another?
“They met on a blind date in 1949 and married two years later. They lived in the same Cape Cod-style house in Silver Spring, Md., for nearly 50 years. So when Leonard Crierie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2005, there was no question that his wife, Betty, would take care of him at home for as long as she could.