After Ronald Reagan became America's most recognizable Alzheimer's patient, well-meaning friends, relatives and even strangers would routinely stop his daughter, Patti Davis, to ask: "How is he doing?"
Only occasionally would someone ask, "And how are you doing?"
It's understandable, of course, to focus on the patient. But Davis' experience during her late father's years-long battle led her to form a free weekly support group — Beyond Alzheimer's. The nearly 5-year-old group moves next month from UCLA to St. John's in Santa Monica but continues the same mission: to care for the caregivers.
"People come [to...