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aging parent

The Mummy Update

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 5, 2012

Mummy has moved.  Well, actually my sister and I did all the moving, but my mom told us she was ready and agreed on an assisted living facility in our hometown. It wasn’t an emergency situation, but we had definitely reached the tipping point.  The bottom line was that it was no longer safe for […]

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Dementia is a subject that no one likes to talk about.  Yet we have to deal with this problem that affects millions of Americans and their families — and will only worsen as the Baby Boom generation ages.  Alzheimer’s is finally getting the national attention it needs.  Time Magazine cover story about Alzheimer’s and it […]

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With aging parents you can’t ever get too comfortable.  Just when you think everything is under control, it all turns to crap.  And I mean that in the most uplifting way. After the mini-crisis with my Mom just days ago, I called her this morning to find that she had just returned from the emergency […]

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Long Distance

by Nancy Wurtzel on October 21, 2010

Dealing with a loved one who has memory loss is never easy.  Add 2,500 miles and you have a recipe for disaster. Yesterday was not a good day.  I called my mom in Minnesota just to check in and found that she was pretty much out of it.  Mummy, as we affectionately call her, told […]

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