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It has indeed been a journey. I have been a caregiver for more than 35 years and have run the gamut of diseases. Nothing scares me more than Alzheimer's.

Why? There is no recovering from this disease. I have seen the devastation, financially, emotionally, physically and often spiritually to friends and families.

As a caregiver -- or as I feel -- "a giver of care," I must step back quite often and "put the oxygen mask" on myself and inhale deeply so that my journey to help end this disease continues!

Donna Slavin