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Cost of Dying: At-home caregivers face challenges, sacrifice
Contra Costa Times

The day she brought a hospital bed into her den, Susan Meyers’ role in life changed dramatically, from adoring mate to devoted caregiver. Like one of every six Californians, she was taking on a job that doesn’t pay, but costs sleep, savings and sometimes physical well-being. Her beloved, John, the charismatic flight surgeon and avid tennis player who had wooed her with song and dance, was dying of neurodegenerative disease.