© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Caring For Ronald Reagan

Patti Davis with her family in 1967.
Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA via Reuters
/
X07115
Photograph of then-Governor Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan Jr., Nancy Reagan, and Patti Davis circa 1967.

Kitty talks with Patti Davis, author of Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer's. Patti began taking care of her father, former president Ronald Reagan, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's after leaving office; she later ran support groups for family caregivers. She tells Kitty about the difficult lessons she learned while caring for a person with Alzheimer's and the spiritual groundings that carried her through it.

2