My mom is 85 and has had Parkinson’s for about 10 years. It has severely impacted her life – she used to knit, crochet, sew, and do crafts, but now lacks the fine motor skills to attempt any of those. She had to go into assisted living last September because it was just too dangerous for her to be at home alone. It took a long time for her to adjust, but she now looks on it as “home.” Her general health is deteriorating, and she’s showing signs of dementia. Truthfully, she’s ready to go, but her heart still beats strong. It’s heartbreaking.
“Transcending: Words on Women & Strength” by Kelly Corrigan is a touching affirmation about why we need our circle of girlfriends. Kelly begins with comments about her mom and a “dedicated fleet” of pals. She then illustrates what it means to her to create community of her own peers. This entire dialogue is a tender reminder of why we need each other…… our gal pals!
“Transcending: Words on Women & Strength” by Kelly Corrigan
Today Show co-host Meredith Vieira interviewed Dale Atkins, author of ”I’m OK, You’re My Parents” along with Amy Goyer from AARP. The show aired on Tuesday morning, July 20th and covered many sensitive points concerning care of your aging parents, while maintaining their dignity. Along with a montage of personal photos, Atkins shared the impact of moving her parents both on them & herself. She brought into focus the success of teamwork when siblings work together & divide responsibilities. The video is compelling, a MUST VIEW and we look forward to picking up her book.
Caring for Aging Parents – Today Show – July 20, 2010
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