Rights of passage

Rights of passage

“We’re keeping an eye on it.” I knew my mom had an ongoing gynecological issue that was being ‘monitored’ by her primary care physician, and I was content to hear her standard answer whenever I’d ask what her doctor said about her condition after her yearly check-ups....
A Day in the Life of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

A Day in the Life of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about three years ago. After an extended stay at the hospital and stints in two different rest homes, my mom brought him home to care for him herself. She did this despite warnings that it would be too much for her to handle—even...