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November 23, 2016
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News anchor tries to find joy in father’s Alzheimer’s disease
Richard Lui, a news anchor for NBC and MSNBC, is a long-distance caregiver for his father, who’s living with Alzheimer’s. Every week, Lui travels from New York to San Francisco to be with his family. He says he tries to find joy during his trips home: “Through this process, my father has shown me another side. He hugs me and kisses me and tells me that he loves me over and over again. This is the person he always was who I’m only now getting to know.”

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Family caregivers spend a large amount of their income on care costs
A large portion of a caregiver’s salary goes to the health needs of their family members, a new study shows. According to the AARP Research report, family caregivers spend 20 percent of their income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving. The Alzheimer’s Association also reported earlier this year that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia hit caregivers’ pocketbooks especially hard.
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