The Unseen Army of Caregivers: Meet Diane

Meet Diane from North Carolina.

What's your caregiving story?

I have been caring for my husband for 6 1/2 years and for my son most of his life. 

What's the hardest part of being a caregiver?

The hardest part is there is very little time for me. Everyone's needs must go before mine.

What worries you the most as a caregiver?

The increasing disabilities of my husband. His neurological needs are constantly increasing as his disease progresses. 

What do you need the most as a caregiver?

Time for myself and freedom from worries.   

If you got unexpected time off from caregiving, what would you do/where would you go?

I would travel and spend more time with friends.      

What do you want people to know about caregiving and your caregiving life?

It is hard and constant.