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  • jen-cueva

    Member
    June 11, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    Where are our men out there? I was hoping you could share your thoughts on this incredible yet exciting piece on how men versus women caregivers talk about caregiving.

    Or, maybe for the women cared for by their spouses, strike up a conversation. Let your spouse read the column or read a few paragraphs to them. I had my hubby, Manny, read it and asked for his thoughts.

    Let us know if you bring this up in a conversation and how things go.

    • Colleen Steele

      Member
      June 12, 2024 at 1:30 pm

      Wow, such a thought-provoking question and column! Come on guys, share your thoughts on this…or maybe your lack of answering IS our answer, LOL!

  • Roger Bliss

    Member
    June 17, 2024 at 12:47 am

    I take care of my wife/house when she is sick, but she is rarely sick. So I don’t have much experience as a “care giver”.

    My neighbor takes care of his wife who has been bedridden for several years from a stroke. As the guy in the article, he doesn’t say much. He can’t be away from her more than 2 hours at a time as he helps her to the bathroom. He figures that movement helps her out. He has the money to hire help, but wants to do it himself. When we ask him how she is doing……it’s always “about the same”. Sounds like her mind is going as one day he said “She can watch the same movie day after day and still is surprised of the ending.”

    I think men are more are more “matter of fact” than women.

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