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Mental Health

Denholm On Caring For Seriously Ill Husbands

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/052613_2.mp3

More than 40 million U.S. women are the primary caregivers for an ill person, often their husband or long-term significant other. Diana Denholm, Ph.D., was one of these women, whose late husband suffered from colon cancer, congestive heart failure and Parkinson’s, among other medical conditions. From her experiences, Denholm authored “The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook,” which is packed with tips and techniques for women caring for seriously ill husbands. Denholm visits “Sound Medicine” to share some of the misperceptions about caregiving and some of her experiences caring for her husband over an 11-year period.