Terry Byrne lives in Chicago and has been an active caregiver for both of his parents. His father passed away in 2009. He has been the chief caregiver for his mother, who has advanced dementia, for more than nine years. Terry gave up his full-time job to care for his mother and now works part time.
I have been taking care of my mother, who has dementia, for more than nine years. Some days go by and there are no problems. But other days can be difficult.