Hurricane Caregiving: What's Best For Frail, Elderly?

As the sole caregiver for his 83-year-old mother, Ted Martini wrestled with how best to protect her as Hurricane Irene threatened North Carolina's nearby Outer Banks. He and his mom, who suffers from vascular dementia, could ride out the hurricane in their home. Or, they could jump into the car and try to outrun the destructive winds and water. "I honestly felt either way was a bad decision," Martini said Tuesday from their house in Beaufort, N.C., which lost electricity for two days, but...Full Story
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