In Janet Yano’s blog, Warren’s Daughter, she made a recent post: Read This Book If You Have Older Parents
“Well, I’ve discovered the bible for the other big life stage. The one nobody wants to talk about, or think about, much less spend precious free time reading about. Yep, that’s old age and all the scary things that come with it.”
This is so very, very true! I, too, have written a book, What to Do about Mama? about my own caregiving experience, along with those of 34 other caregivers. My intention was to give potential caregivers a “heads-up” about what to expect. I’m seeing a lot of these attitudes about the whole topic:
Potential caregivers: I don’t need to read it yet.
Current caregivers: I’m too busy to read it now.
Past caregivers: I want to put it all behind me.
Roz Chast’s book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? something the public will look forward to reading.
If you know me, you know that I LOVE the comics. What I love is the way the cartoonist recognizes the humor and irony in the little everyday slices of life. So, the following comic strip (which is actually more of a comic “book”) will make you smile. But in reality, it is oh so true!
“Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast http://www.newyorker.com/sandbox/sketchbook/chast-parents/