Dear Carol: I’ve read about people with dementia giving up after his or her caregiving spouse dies but I wonder about how often the reverse happens. My husband is 72 and I’m 65. He’s in late stage Alzheimer’s and I’ve been his caregiver for many years. We don’t have any children so we moved 500 miles to be closer to my husband’s siblings. But now, other than his family, we don’t have nearby friends. I was a teacher for decades but those colleagues are still back in our home town.
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