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Dina Bennett Patient Expert

California
Around the year 2000, my father, in his mid-80s, lost his eyesight. The remaining 3 years of his life were a lesson in watching and learning about the ravages of depression and loss on the elderly. Following his death, I scrambled up that steep learning curve of understanding and managing the... Full Bio
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Around the year 2000, my father, in his mid-80s, lost his eyesight. The remaining 3 years of his life were a lesson in watching and learning about the ravages of depression and loss on the elderly. Following his death, I scrambled up that steep learning curve of understanding and managing the care of my equally aged mother who has increasing dementia.

My blog perspective is this: There are few people who enter into the elder caregiving arena with prior experience. No college offers ElderCare 101. I believe it's a shame for all the hard won knowledge I, and others, have gained "on the job" to be lost when our parent(s) die. You will not find me bemoaning daily problems in my posts. My intent is completely different. My articles highlight and address issues, experiences and thoughts that have a universal link within the Eldercare community.

Expect my articles to be insightful and interesting, to include helpful ideas and options for those who take care of their parents or elderly relatives. Take a look and let me know what you think. And please send me your requests for future articles.