Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 23 23:56:47 UTC 2008

Not serious, are you, about its being outrageous?

Mark, thinking of the Alzheimer's family support group he was in for
his mother's last years, and of the current stresses on various
members of the family from other members' illnesses

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 5:33 PM, David Bergdahl <dlbrgdhl at> wrote:
> The other day I saw the term "co-patient" on the American Brain Tumor
> Association site -- a funny new term for "caregiver" which Judy and I
> laughed about. [My wife had a craniotomy to remove her tumor in April and is
> recovering now] But, more ominously, in googling the term today I find that
> as well as "fellow sufferer" we're also said to be liable for depression and
> other detrimental effects of caregiving as well, and so deserve to be
> 'doctored' [as Appalachians say] along with the patient!  Quite outrageous I
> thought!
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