In this deeply moving episode, we delve into the intricate and emotional journey of Gina Grothoff, a devoted daughter, occupational therapist and personal caregiver. What was supposed to be a straightforward transition of her father to a memory care facility took an unexpected turn, leading him to the hospital instead. As Gina grapples with the immediate medical crisis, she embarks on a poignant exploration of her own past, revisiting memories that shape her identity and resilience.

Listeners will be captivated by Gina’s candid reflections on the challenges and rewards of being a personal caregiver. Through her eyes, we gain insight into the complex emotions and decisions that come with caring for a loved one with memory issues. As Gina navigates the medical system and family dynamics, she also confronts her own need for self-care and the struggle to maintain a sense of self amidst the demands of caregiving.

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