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There are nearly 10 million new cases of dementia every year. It is emotionally draining to find facilities, support, and resources needed to care for those living with this debilitating and life-threatening disease.
by Michelle Porjes, Ed.S.
Potholes and Pizza: A mother-daughter journey on the road of dementia
I am not an expert in dementia, it found me. One June day in 2009, my mother had her first bout with confusion….about her birthday and when it was. For the next decade, we watched her essence chip away month by month, year by year. She passed in December of 2017. This is our story.
In January of 2018, I launched a Facebook group called LA Elderly designed for support and exchange of information for those who care for the elderly family members and those in the eldercare industry.
Feautured Book : Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself
The Defining Point of Adult Life
Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Self is a very different kind of book that explores what happens to us as children when one or both of our parents die.
Most of us have multiple emotions when a parent dies and these emotions can be time bound or effectively change us forever. As Victoria Secunda shares, we still feel semi-orphaned when the first parent dies and orphaned when the second parent dies and it doesn’t matter how old we are when these events happen.
Jane Bryan Quinn who reviewed the book writes “This book is not about grief. It’s about the astounding and unexpected changes that occur in people when parents die”. Reading this book will create an opening to think, reflect and ponder the journey of a parent-adult child relationship.
After a 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired from her job, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the betrayals plaguing her past and the economic insecurity shaping not only her future, but also that of an entire generation.
“A tender love poem from son to mother” – CBS News
“Warm, personal, and socially relevant” – The Hollywood Reporter
Wisdom that is shared by others who have more experiance
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