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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Caring For Your Parents

Last April, PBS aired the program "Caring for Your Parents", which focused on the fact that many adult children are "grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic, and personal revolution as they transition into the primary caregiver role for their aging parents."

This two-hour program covers "today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings, and the complexity of shifting caregiver roles through an intimate look at five American families."

After the program, there is a half-hour discussion with medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene entitled "A Conversation About Caring." During this session, the speakers offer concrete advice and guidance (read interviews with the doctors here)on how to start the conversation, which is quite often the most difficult step in caregiving - and one we cannot afford to avoid.

Watch the PBS program "Caring for Your Parents" online.

Access the Caregiver Handbok.

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