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Surviving Caregiving with Dignity, Love and Kindness

By Barbara Hanson Dennis

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I have very fond memories of Les even after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I will never forget that he was still Les until the day he died; he was always “there” after 11 years. Being there for those moments was a blessing for me and our whole family. Dementia is a disease, but it doesn’t have to be a disaster.


Barbara Hanson Dennis has a Master’s in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago. She taught at three universities as well as serving on the staff of the Illinois State Senate. She was also a fundraiser for the University of Illinois Extension. Ms. Dennis also consulted with her husband, Leslie E. Dennis, Ph.D., in countries such as Tunisia and Vietnam.

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