Tuscaloosa, AL – Perhaps one of the biggest challenges young and middle aged adults could ever face would be taking care of their parents. The commitment brings with it conflict, frustration and guilt. In part one of a series on elder care, Pam Doyle reports on a common battleground -- the loss of driving privileges.
Tuscaloosa, AL – Adults who care for their aging parents often have a difficult task. There's a period of adjustment when authority passes from the parents to the caregiver. Stress is common as caregivers are faced with the task of deciding how best to take care of their parents. In the conclusion of her series on eldercare, Pam Doyle reports caregivers must also consider what can be an uncomfortable subject -- helping their parents prepare for the end of their lives.
Tuscaloosa, AL – Improved health care is keeping people alive longer. However, it is also becoming more expensive, and that limits the ability to provide full-time care. In the second part of her series on elder care, Pam Doyle reports on the strain placed on families when they must take on full-time care of an aging parent.