Maria Durao shaves Ramiro Durao's face in the morning in the bathroom of their home in Newington, Connecticut.

My grandmother shaves my grandfather's face in the morning during a typical daily routine, January 29, 2017. 

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My grandfather, Ramiro Durao, stands in the shower in the bathroom of his home in Newington, Connecticut, as he waits for help from my grandmother, January 29, 2017. 

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During a typical morning routine, my grandmother places bib on my grandfather before he eats breakfast, January 29,2017.  They typically do not eat together anymore and she often eats standing in front of the kitchen window.  

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During a typical morning routine, my grandmother prepares medication for my grandfather by grinding it and mixing it into yogurt, January 29, 2017.  

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A typical scene in my grandparents' home in Newington, Connecticut on January 29, 2017.  My grandmother urges my grandfather to constantly do laps around the main floor of their small ranch to keep his legs moving.  Other than doing laps he will spendhis day sitting in his recliner chair watching television or coloring in his children's coloring books.  

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Ramiro Durao in his private bedroom in his home in Newington, Connecticut.

My grandfather, Ramiro Durao, in his private bedroom in his home in Newington, Connecticut, February 18, 2017. 

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The backyard of the Durao home in Newington, Connecticut, February 18, 2017.
The backyard of the Durao home in Newington, Connecticut, February 18, 2017.
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The living room of the Durao home in Newington, Connecticut, February 19, 2017.
The living room of the Durao home in Newington, Connecticut, February 19, 2017.
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My grandparents wait to say final goodbyes during a funeral service for my grandfather's brother, Manny Durao, in West Hartford, Connecticut on March 25, 2017. 

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Maria and Ramiro Durao at the hospital after Ramiro was diagnosed with Colitis, March 28, 2017.
My grandparents, Maria and Ramiro Durao, at the hospital after Ramiro was diagnosed with Colitis, March 28, 2017.
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My grandmother prepares my grandfather's private bedroom before putting him to bed, April 2, 2017.  She lays a plastic tarp on the floor underneath his walker and a bowl for him to urinate in if he wakes up during the night.  She locks him in his bedroom so he can not escape and get hurt which prevents him from getting to the bathroom.  This is a technique she has developed with time.  

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My grandfather lies down to sleep, April 2, 2017. 

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My grandmother ties a shoelace around his doorknob to secure him in his room overnight.  A care taking technique she has developed over time.  

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Ramiro Durao's private bedroom in their home in Newington, Connecticut, February 19, 2017.

My grandfather's private bedroom in their home in Newington, Connecticut, February 19, 2017.

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My grandmother, on her knees, washes and soaks my grandfather's feet before cleaning and cutting his toenails for regular maintenance, April 3, 2017.  

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My grandparents return home after a doctors visit, April 5, 2017. 

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My grandfather drinks medication, April 5, 2017. 

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Their kitchen in Newington, Connecticut, April 5, 2017.  They raised their family in this home since the 1980's.  

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