Stories of Hope for Caregivers

Lynn Rufing; photo by Mary Ann Carter

She Gave a Vietnam Vet the Love He Needed in His Final Days

She thought that she had failed the formerly homeless veteran in her role as a caregiver, but she soon realized her loving care was enough.

A landscape shot of Janis Peters.

She Discovered Her Calling for Caregiving in a Dream

This empty nester realized that caring for others was exactly what God had planned for her.

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Actress Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew's Toughest Role: Alzheimer's Caregiver

The Star Trek: Voyager actress spent nine years caring for her beloved mother as she dealt with the debilitating disease.

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Actress Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew Shares Lessons Learned from Alzheimer's Caregiving

The acclaimed actress shares advice based on she what she learned from serving as her mother's healthcare guardian as she dealt with Alzheimer's disease.

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Amy and her son Spencer. 'I had to learn to let go and let God'

Following Her Son's Stroke, Could She 'Let Go and Let God'?

Prayer, and a new-found faith, helped her through his long recovery. 

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Punkin the cat

Pets as Caregiving Companions

In this video, three people discuss the caregiving role their pets played in their households.

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Choir Brings Caregivers and Dementia Patients Together

Choir Brings Caregivers and Dementia Patients Together

Several choirs have opened their doors to people with memory loss—and research shows the benefits abound.

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Her Husband Had a Stroke When He Was 30

Her Husband Had a Stroke When He Was 30

She was pregnant with their first child. How would she navigate the challenges that lay ahead?

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Allison Pataki on How Her Marriage Survived Her Husband's Stroke

Allison Pataki on How Her Marriage Survived Her Husband's Stroke

In this pair of videos, writer Allison Pataki describes the effects her husband’s stroke at age 30 had on their marriage and how they have now become closer than ever.

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Lynn Rufing

A Visit to a Medical Foster Home for Veterans

Lynn Rufing, a career nurse, shares how she, her husband, and their newly adopted daughters worked to open their home to veterans in need of care.

Debbie Macomber: Generosity Through Caregiving

Debbie Macomber: Generosity Through Caregiving

We should return the love that our parents have given us, says Debbie Macomber.

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His Caregiving Journey Led Him on a Path of Spiritual Growth

His Caregiving Journey Led Him on a Path of Spiritual Growth

His wife's early-onset Alzheimer's challenged them both, emotionally and spiritually, but acceptance bolstered by faith brought them comfort.

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These Retirees Were Called to Be Caregivers

These Retirees Were Called to Be Caregivers

For these three women, caring for the elderly has proven to be an inspiring and fulfilling second career.

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Husband Learns to Do Wife’s Make-up

Husband Learns to Do Wife’s Make-up

She was losing her sight, so he started taking make-up lessons.

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