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Family Caregiving: Marti's Story — Raising Julia

Episode Summary

EXTENDED CONVERSATION: Producer Scott Acord talks with Marti about her caregiving at home for her daughter Julia. Now 31, Julia was born with a neurological condition that has resulted in profound developmental delays. .

Episode Notes

Marti talks about coming to a realization that "this is Julia's life," rather than something that 'happened' to Marti. She talks about the way Julia has an impact on others, such as the childhood friends of her brother, whom Marti believes have grown up to be more compassionate simply because they have a relationship with Julia.  Scott and Marti talk about the importance of taking breaks (and how difficult scheduling those breaks can be) and they discuss music Julia and Marti enjoy together.

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This extended conversation is a bonus episode that accompanies a podcast on Family Caregiving.