2019 Caring For a Senior News

Teen cares for grandma with dementia and battles cancer herself

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By VHA

When Carolyn was 10, her grandmother, Olga, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Carolyn was quick to help: reading, having tea and keeping an eye on Olga while her mom was at work. Much of Carolyn’s empathy came from her own struggles battling a brain tumour. This is a true story of love and selflessness of a young caregiver!