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Kaiser Health News: ‘Boot Camp’ Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers Take Care Of Themselves, Too
Anna Gorman reports: “Gary Carmona thought he could do it all. He’s run companies and chaired nonprofit boards. But since his wife was diagnosed with dementia, Carmona, 77, has felt overwhelmed. “I really see myself at times crashing,” he said. “In my mind, I’m saying, ‘You know, I can’t really handle all this.’” There was the time his wife, Rochelle, wandered outside and fell down. And the time she boiled water and walked away, leaving the burner on. “I’m always double-, triple-, quadruple-checking everything that she’s around,” he said.” (Gorman, 5/9)