Family Caregiving: What the Caregiver Wants You to Know

I am the family caregiver. I am 42.5 (my half birthday was on March 12). My mother is 24 years older than I am. She has paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar II disorder, COPD, and, as of just a few weeks ago, throat cancer. Now, the thing you should know about her throat cancer is that if you had to have it, you want what she’s got. That doesn’t mean that she’s in for a good time. One of her vocal…