Take a few minutes to read the post Striking a Balance: Eldercare and the Workplace over at Changing Aging, the blog of geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas (his bio at As Time Goes By). The post discusses how to balance parent caregiving with the rest of life. He was joined in a presentation by Dr. Judah Ronch (both men are on the faculty with the Erickson School at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, UMBC), and a short video provides some highlights. I’d definitely like to attend a presentation like this in my area.
Also at the post is a link to an hour-long Baltimore NPR radio show, hosted by Dan Rodricks, during which Thomas and Ronch discuss family dynamics of caregiving and answer questions from listeners. I listened to the entire program, finding it compelling and definitely worth the time.
Dr. Thomas is the founder of the Green House Project. Here is a link to another podcast with Thomas discussing the Green House Project ideas on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Thanks for the links. I love the energy you have around helping people know “what to do.” It seems that aging confronts us with situations for which we have no preparation. Your blog is doing something about that.
Thank you so much for your comment. Maintaining balance is so crucial and not always easy when helping parents through the rigors of aging. Your work is so amazing and your blog is about the first thing I read on my iGoogle page each morning before starting school.
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