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Washington column for Feb. 27

Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson complete the American Birkebeiner, Aging Together's caregiver training begins March 5, "Friends and Neighbors" continues at the Inn, the Book Barn offers a DVD sale and Ecumenical Lenten services rotate through area churches in this…

Terminal illness of a loved one, nursing homes, hospice care . . . none of these topics appear to offer a promising focus for an entertaining novel. “Going to Solace” by Amanda McTigue disproves that appearance.

Adventures in Caregiving Connections, the free local program I work for which offers support to family caregivers, is looking for volunteers interested in spending a few hours a week helping local families cope with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Training…
Adventures in Caregiving: It takes a community

When, without warning, the derecho knocked out most of the electrical power in Rappahannock and our neighboring counties, no one was more vulnerable than the many older couples where one spouse is caring for another with Alzheimer’s disease.