Suggested Reading

Articles 

At 75 Taking Care of Mom– NY Times article on the realities of “aging together” when aging children care for aging parents.

How To Be A Better Caregiver When Your Loved One Is Sick – None of us are prepared to be caregivers — the role is thrust upon us. More than 40 million Americans are caring for an elderly parent or loved one. Here are six tips to make the caregiving burden more sustainable:

Books

Atual Gawande’s Being Mortal “Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end.”

Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward “Its message is straightforward and bracing: the spiritual life is not static. You will come to a crisis in your life, and after the crisis, if you are open to it, you will enter a space of spiritual refreshment, peace and compassion that you could not have imagined before.”