Blog: Self Development Coaching

Caregiving as a means of addressing situational loss: Grief Work

Excerpt from the book Caregiving with Strength, written by Eleanor Silverberg Posting from Gilda Spitz’s blog Sam’s Alzheimer Highway 9/08/2010 Gilda Spitz was a dedicated family caregiver for her beloved father, Sam Schein who passed away January 1, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. Following is a posting from her blog that she created in his memory…….. Over the past year, many people have asked me how long my father had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. There are actually two answers to that question: almost six years or almost thirteen. Why? Because it depends on whether I count from when he was diagnosed, or when symptoms began to appear. Little did we know how long th

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