Candia, New Hampshire residents Kathy and Ray MacDonald vowed when they got married that neither mother-in-law would ever live with them.  Then Kathy’s mother Simone developed Alzheimer’s disease.  The working couple now juggles caring for 78-year-old Simone with fulltime jobs, getaways planned months in advance and a rotating team of in-home aides paid for through Simone’s long-term care insurance.  On the show Kathy tells us how the new normal unfolded, what her son’s eighth grade presentation on Alzheimer’s taught her about the disease and why she knows she and Ray made the right decision.  Tune in and get inspired.

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Read the NH Union Leader article: “Dementia Sufferer Still Lives Joyfully, Stays Busy and Connected” (by Roberta Baker, 12/16/18)
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Kathy MacDonald and her mom Simone Desrochers

Kathy and her mom, Simone Desrochers.