Elder Care


If you are the caregiver for a parent or loved one,  as I was for my mother with Alzheimer's disease for ten years, you may be searching for some good reading from others who have tread the path you may be on now.

I suggest you read Katie Butler's new book "Knocking on Heaven's Door" - below is a review and a link to her site.

“When doctors refused to disable the pacemaker that enabled her 84-year-old father’s heart to outlive his debilitating stroke and dementia, journalist Katy Butler embarked on a quest to understand why modern medicine was depriving him of a humane and timely death. “Every day across the country,” she writes, “family caregivers find themselves pondering a medical procedure that may save the life of someone beloved and grown frail.” But, when is it time to stop intervening and let nature take its course? When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved one go?” With a reporter’s skill, a poet’s eye, and a daughter’s love, Butler points the way to a new art of dying for our biotechnological age." – from the Cincinnati Library’s ‘Hot Titles’ list, August 11, 2013

Katie Butler Website

BEING A SURVIVOR WHO HAS HIV/AIDS

GHMC in New York has an excellent resource on its website to help folks who are HIV positive or have AIDS and their partners. If you have lost someone and you have HIV/AIDS - then you may find resources to help at this site. GMHC PROGRAM

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