Episode 38: The Dutiful Daughter

Transcript for EP #38: The Dutiful Daughter.  Author and artist Judith Henry was living in Los Angeles when she noticed a pattern emerging in her weekly phone calls with her parents who lived in Florida.  Her mother’s voice was getting weaker, while her father’s was getting louder. Judith shares her story of returning to Florida for the last years of her parents’ lives and tells us how her “caregiver-in-training” childhood prepared her for those years. She also talks about her moving and funny memoir, "The Dutiful Daughter's Guide to Caregiving," which mixes anecdotes from her childhood with practical caregiving advice. This lively conversation features an astrologer’s prediction, a time-out for dad during Chanukah dinner and the tale of a mother who planned her own funeral.

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