aging parents

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face.

Still Eleanor: The Brain Hemorrhage That Stole My Mother From Herself

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face. Read...
Leslie Kendall Dye    |   09.18.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Mom’s aging, my schedule, my son’s cooking (my cooking!), our health, our lives — and the list unfurls like a dropped ball of yarn, rolling out of reach.

Panic Sandwich: Pushed To The Brink While Caring For Parents And Kids

Mom’s aging, my schedule, my son’s cooking (my cooking!), our health, our lives — and the list unfurls like a dropped ball of yarn, rolling out of Read...
Caroline Grant of Role Reboot    |   08.8.18   |   SHARE
My mom helped me find the balancing point between caretaking and controlling because she insisted on her autonomy. “I don’t need your help in the shower,” she’d say, “and I can dress myself.”

The Summer My Mother's Progressive Arthritis Taught Me To Love And Let Go​

That summer became the fulcrum of a seesaw: as my children need me less, my mother needed me more. My mother's arthritis taught me to love and let go. Read...
Deborah Williams    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
Families
One person can’t hold up the weight of another at all times. It’s especially difficult in situations of role reversal, like with parents and kids.

What's Not Said: When Your Parents Take A Toll On Your Health

It can really take a toll on you when you have to parent a parent. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
Voices
Young and old.

Shelly Horton: 'I Didn't Have A Clue What My Parents Wanted If They Got Dementia.'

So how do you talk to your parents about aged care living? I’m not going to sugarcoat it: it’s hard. Read...
Shelly Horton of Debrief Daily    |   11.27.15   |   SHARE
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