Jennifer Levin: Caring for Dad at 32

New Yorker Jennifer Levin talks about how becoming a caregiver for her father at age 32 changed her and why she wrote about her experience in Cosmopolitan digital magazine.  Initially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Jennifer’s father was eventually diagnosed with...

Grown-Up Pains

When her mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, 29-year-old writer Melissa Bilchik had to decide whether she too should be tested: there was a 50/50 chance Melissa was carrying the gene for this progressive brain disease.  In today’s show, Melissa talks about...

Episode 95: Best Foot Forward

Canadian author Rick Lauber is among a growing number of male caregivers who provide support alone or with the help of siblings.  In today’s show, Rick talks about moving his parents from Vancouver Island closer to his home in Edmonton, co-caregiving with his two...

Episode 94: Grown-Up Pains

When her mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, 29-year-old writer Melissa Bilchik had to decide whether she too should be tested; there was a 50/50 chance she was carrying the fatal gene.  In today’s show, Melissa talks about the events leading up to her...