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Letters From Madelyn: Chronicles of a Caregiver care·giv·er
1. An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
2. is the true story of a Kansas farm woman who, despite her own failing health, provided care for her husband after his debilitating de·bil·i·tat·ing
Causing a loss of strength or energy.
Weakening, or reducing the strength of.
Mentioned in: Stress Reduction stroke. Her story is told through letters to her daughter, and included anecdotes about the difficulty of obtaining proper health care, the long-term realities of illness and aging, and the transcendent powers of faith, humor humor, according to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined man's health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) resulted in pain and disease, and that good health was , and family. Details about surviving the day-to-day labors of physical caregiving as well as a big picture about what truly matters in life make Letters From Madelyn an invaluable read, cover to cover, especially for anyone coping with a loved one's slow deterioration de·te·ri·o·ra·tion
The process or condition of becoming worse. .