Portrait of Care: Angie

Angie is a caregiver for her husband John, who is in the early middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. While John is still able to do many things, such as shower, brush his teeth and get dressed, he needs physical assistance, direction and cues from Angie on how and when to do them. He spends time watching TV, counting money – and lately has been holding something invisible in his hands that he keeps handing to Angie! Angie works full time and helps make caregiving ends meet through the use of adult day care and family and friends. Here is a brief look into Angie and John’s morning routine.