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The National Elder Perspective Archive

The National Elder Perspective Archive (NEPA), known as the Caregiver Diaries, consists of the meticulously kept caregiver and medical records kept by Elena Dodd and her sisters Linda Makosky, Joan Gould and Eileen Drath while providing end-of-life care to their mother Joan C. Harap.

The collection contains detailed journals of care with hourly and daily entries; photographs, audio tapes, medical records with sensitive information redacted, budgets, and other materials. 

2013 Press Release

Contact the Archivist for more information or to access the collection.