Adult children who parent their parents

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A LIFE BEYOND | SOUL BIOGRAPHIES.

The attached 7 minute film depicts a positive take on being an adult child-caregiver for ones mother.  The same could have been filmed of a spouse-caregiver because the message is the same.

Please make every effort to watch this film straight through without distraction.  I believe you will conclude – as I did – that what is depicted is beautiful beyond measure.

There is no denying that caregiving is extremely difficult.  But there are certain opportunities inherent with the task that create a link between the carer and the one being cared for that might not have been possible without dementia’s onset.

One of many walks my father and I took.
One of many walks my father and I took.

As the adult daughter most involved with my father’s care management, I can conclude that through all the difficulties of his Alzheimer’s journey, there was a certain richness to our relationship that might not have existed without the intrusion of Alzheimer’s in his and my life.  I would have preferred that he had never suffered and died from this disease – don’t get me wrong – but I’m grateful for the deeper relationship that resulted from it.

I feel blessed to have been on the caregiving journey with my father.  And my, oh my, do I still miss him.

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