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El Camino Hospital In the News

Program has adults feeling their OATS again

Last Updated Sep 2012


Image of Mercury News IconFor years Grace Johnston did an admirable job of keeping all the plates spinning. With her husband's health in steady decline, the Los Gatos resident served as his primary caregiver while overseeing the household.

But as the symptoms of her spouse's Alzheimer's and vascular dementia progressed (the latter a decline in thinking skills caused by a reduction or blockage of blood-flow to the brain), Johnston felt herself increasingly gripped by depression. The fact that the couple's son was dealing with his own mental illness further exacerbated the situation.

Read the full story on the Mercury News website.