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Where Am I? | by Linda Brendle

Published in the Rains County Leader on January 31, 2017:

elderly-hands-drivingLast week at the Senior Center several of us had a conversation about knowing when it was time to take the keys away from aging parents. I suspected the time was growing near for Dad several years before I actually took the step. Riding with him became a test of nerves. He often became confused about where to turn or when to exit, and he would stop in the middle of the road while he tried to figure out where he was going. Sitting in a stopped vehicle in the middle of Hwy 635 tends to make a person think that maybe the time has come. (more…)

Caregiving: It’s Not for Sissies | by Linda Brendle

Dad in backward capI was cleaning out my Inbox this morning when an article in the Agingcare.com newsletter caught my eye. It’s called “Switching Roles: Coping with Your Rebellious Aging Parent” by Carolyn Rosenblatt. It brought back a flood of memories of the many times I had to ease out of my role as child and edge my way into the role of caregiver for Mom and Dad. Some transitions weren’t a matter of “ease and edge” but more one of a total frontal assault. I wrote about one such transition in a chapter in my book I called “A Man and His Car.” (more…)

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