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Dementia and Caregiving in the US: Time for Paid Family Leave

My dad’s hearty laugh and sparkling eyes faded—and his care needs grew—as dementia set in. For his last few years, my dad lived in a care facility. The memory care unit staff treated him well. But he needed more than the staff. He needed my brothers and me to help him navigate his changing needs. Sometimes all he needed was a kiss on the cheek and a chocolate bar. But other times he needed help that we could only manage during work hours. Things like care conferences, medical appointments, and other official business. Fortunately, we all had employers that gave us paid time off when we needed to…

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