Compassion Fatigue Strikes Family, Even Animal Caregivers

Reggie Gooch led an active social life, gardened and traveled the world with his wife Millie -- until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and soon needed round-the-clock care. Every morning for two years, Gooch, who's now 98, rose at 4 a.m. to prepare and have breakfast with Millie. He stayed by her side all day long until 10 p.m. in their Hollywood, Calif., home. "The furthest I could get away would be the entrance hall to pick up the mail," said Gooch, a former carpenter who helped...Full Story
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