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"Well, if I want to make things easy and comfortable for everybody, the only thing I should do is die. And having George participate in my care and having other people do the same, calls me into life. It says, despite your losses, despite your limitations, you belong here with us and we want you to stay." -- Nancy Mairs

Most family caregivers feel that no one can care for their loved one as well as they. They are often right. Family caregiving can bring physicial, emotional and spiritual solace. It can infuse new meaning into lives altered by chronic disease and, as life winds down, can ease the transition to whatever comes next.

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Nancy

Nancy A successful writer is stricken with MS and finds a new perspective and mission in her life.

Bill

Bill A physician's honeymoon fades as Alzheimer's makes an early appearance.

Mattie

Mattie A family unites to support its matriarch.

Don

Don Don's partner provides the long-term caregiving AIDS requires.

Kathy

Kathy Her partner helps her deal with AIDS and other after-effects of a 1996 rape.

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