Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Caregiving, From Both Sides Now



I thought it would be relatively simple. I had all this information about aging and services, so I thought I could lay out a road map for my folks. Planning for their future would be a logical process. That was a fantasy.

My blind spot was, I didn’t recognize that family members are not like clients. Your family is awash in all its emotionality. I wouldn’t be perceived as a professional; I was a daughter. You may think you know the right professional answers, but you can’t make decisions for your parents.

Worth reading. I would be interested in your comments and reaction.

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