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Family Caregiving: Linda's Story — Caring for Aging Parents

Episode Summary

EXTENDED CONVERSATION: Producer Scott Acord talks with Linda about taking care of her aging mother (who has dementia) and her late father (who had heart disease) in their home. .

Episode Notes

Linda's parents were both active long into their lives, but as they began to age, they began to need more and more help. Linda lived near them and initially was able to check in on them daily. But soon after her father died, a decision was made for Linda and her husband to move into her parents' home so she could provide more constant care of her mother. Linda talks about the importance of asking for help in caregiving and making changes in the physical layout of the home to remove potential obstacles and to improve safety. 

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This extended conversation is a bonus episode that accompanies a podcast on Family Caregiving.