Parents will become elders, too – (Posted really late on 12/28 from 12/17)

Unfortunately, time is not always a friend to many of us, and as my dad says about getting older, ‘Doctors can make us live longer, just not necessarily better.’ I see this statement prove true over and over again in my clients; time affecting their daily lives.

The worst thing that many caretakers will discover is that their parents are not exempt from the trials and tribulations of everyday living. They get older, too, and as they age, they have to face the fact (and so do I in particular) that they may experience pain and discomfort – and perhaps even worse things like Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

I would love to report that my parents are above all of this, but recently they have both been feeling pretty punk in one way or another. Dad’s heart disease, diabetes and broken back have all added up to great pain and sickness; none of which I ever wanted to have to witness!

Mom has also had her share of issues; both physical and emotional – especially since the untimely death of my younger brother Mark last March.

Although we all know that our parents are not above aging, even we, as caregivers, have to take some time in order and show our parents that With Age Comes Respect – no matter what extremes they have to go through – and in turn what we have to go through!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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