Episode 57: Greek-Style

When her father was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma—a type of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—Callie was thrust into long-distance caregiving complicated by her parents’ old-world mentality.  Born in Greece, her parents now live in California and Callie lives in Virginia....

Episode 44: The Mitzvah

What happens when two sisters with polar opposite views of their parents are called upon to provide care for them? In today’s episode: the sister who felt duty-bound to help out, stepped up and paid a price but views her caregiving journey as the most profoundly...

Episode 43: The Cuban Caregiver

Mary Aguiar slept about twenty hours in the first three months after her mother moved in with her. Mary’s mother has Parkinson’s disease, and the medication she was on helped with her motor skills, but it also produced hallucinations and made her mother angry. In...

Episode 29: Love, Life And Living

Retired engineer Patricia Lodge was thrown for a loop when her late father remarried after her mother’s death, but she soon realized the gift he’d been given, finding love again in life. In this episode Patti talks about how she dealt with her father’s decline, how...