How to Juggle Caring for Children and Aging Parents

In a modest home in west Philadelphia, John Adeniran lives with his wife, two young daughters—a toddler and a newborn—and his mother, Elizabeth, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I always knew I would take care of my mom because I am close to her and have the patience to handle it,” says Adeniran, who is one of seven children. “But I underestimated how much juggling there would be once my wife and I started a family.”

Elizabeth began exhibiting signs of dementia when Adeniran was in high school. He knew then that he would most likely care for her, so he chose to major in computer science in college because it offered the opportunity to work from home. “Without working remotely, I don’t know how I would be able to help with my kids and take care of my mom,” says Adeniran, now 26 and a data analyst.

Read more in Brain and Life.

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