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Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break – And Some Coaching


​For today, there are no doctor's visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing.
 
At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer's — sit with their caregivers in a semicircle around a haunting portrait of a woman in white.
 
"Take a deep breath," says Lorena Bradford, head of accessible programs at the National Gallery. She's standing before "The Repentant Magdalen" by Georges de La Tour.
 
"Now, let your eyes wander all over the painting," Bradford says. "Take it all in. What do you think is going on?"