Island Treasures: The Musician's Daughter

Alison van Schie

Island Treasures: The Musician's Daughter

Alison van Schie

Betsy Haddad is an adult-child caregiver. Betsy’s father, Edward, has been diagnosed with middle stage Alzheimer’s. Betsy describes her caregiving role as being supportive in nature as her mom is Edward’s primary caregiver. Edward is a gifted musician, and you will hear him playing in the background of the introduction. We hear of Betsy’s doting love for her father and the quality times they spend together, including when he plays the piano and she sings. At the end of the episode, Betsy sings “Life is a Cabaret” chosen as a tribute to Edward’s philosophy on life.

About Island Treasures

As caregivers tell their stories they will share encouragement and insights to the listeners who may be in the midst of their own caregiving journey. It is a source of wisdom and empowerment so caregivers do not feel they are alone.

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