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Helping Parents Age with Grace

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Join this Curious Conversation with gerontology expert Rita Ghatak to discuss the difficult topic of aging parents and how to care for them as adult children.

Aired August 6, 2015
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Cerise C
I will be sixty in a few days. The care of my mother is basically on my sister as she lives close to my mother. This has been eye opening and very helpful. I need to do more for my sister and begin a dialog with my own adult daughter. Thank you.
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April K
This is a great discussion and I love Rita's framework for understanding the stages of an older adult's life. I'm the founder of the first social networking site created for caring daughters by caring daughters. My mission to connect my fellow daughters – those who are currently walking the caregiving journey to those who’ve already walked it to those whose journey awaits them. Please join us. We're helping each other save time, money & our sanity. Sons are welcome.
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Thank you so much for this well timed talk. My mother is 79 and has been caring for my two disabled siblings. She is now in the hospital we are at a point where we have to accept that our long term plan for her and for them is simply not going to work. I appreciate all of the attachments. I will be going through them today
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Excellent. I think you have covered all the ground very thorougly. My parents are in their seventies and eighties and touch wood, they are very independent and healthy. In fact my father is still doing his own business, at an age when people tend to just vegitate, which is inspiring for me. So I constantly am looking out for ideas on care. Although that's not going to be happening for at least ten or twenty years. I'm in my forties. and I think we'll be looking at aging very differently.
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