Sacrifice is love when you are a caregiver.
You know Casey Matheny as Studio 5’s style contributor. She brings smart fashion sense and tips to our show, but what you may not know is Casey misses her mom, even though she’s still here. Laneeda Lucero was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s 11 years ago when she was only 47 years old. The disease progressed quickly, and she’s now in the advanced stages. Casey’s dad, Jim, is Laneeda’s full-time caregiver.
Jim Lucero walks through a day in his life with Laneeda. He says that caregiving is hard in many ways, but the hardest part, he says, is that he misses his wife even though he is with her 24/7. He also shares how having the right outlook can make it so much easier. Casey shares how this disease has affected her family, and details on their Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
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