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#74283 - 12/20/05 12:41 AM Taking Care of Mom
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Ladies, here is an introduction to January's Featured Author. I hope some of you will purchase her book and join in the conversation when she joins us January 1st. It's a simple, practical read. I thought it would be appropriate since so many of us are caring for our aging parents.


TAKING CARE OF MOM: What I Learned That May Help You Help Your Aging Parent (ISBN: 0-595-32255-7)

About the Author: F. N. Rosenstock is a writer, editor, and public relations consultant. She was publishing a monthly magazine when circumstances compelled her to take care of her mother. For a long time, the demands of caregiving were in conflict with her publishing responsibilities. She chose to leave her job to care for her aging mother. She has no regrets.

TAKING CARE OF MOM What I Learned That May Help You Help Your Aging Parent is F. N. Rosenstock’s story of how her mother was abused in a nursing home, misdiagnosed by medical practitioners, and prescribed wrong medications. When she realized she had to take control of her mother’s healthcare and sort through the good and the bad, her life changed forever. This is unlike other books written about this subject because it is a realistic look at taking care of an aging parent authored by a hands-on, caregiving daughter, not a writer interviewing clinicians. No practitioners were interviewed! And, remember, taking care of an aging parent isn’t for wimps!

[ January 02, 2006, 11:29 AM: Message edited by: Dotsie ]

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#74284 - 12/20/05 02:05 AM Re: Taking Care of Mom
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
I look forward to her being here and I'm sure everyone else does too. It's truly a subject near and dear to so many of us. I'm sure Raven will want to join in on the discussions as well. Between the two of them, we can all learn a great deal, I'm sure!

JJ

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#74285 - 12/20/05 06:00 PM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Yes, I am looking forward to it. I read her book and it is very practical. I thought so much about taking care of mom...

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#74286 - 12/21/05 02:45 AM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Flo Voy Offline
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Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Florida
Sounds interesting. I'll look for it over at Amazon.com, and try to be around Jan 1st.

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#74287 - 12/22/05 12:04 AM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
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Loc: Maryland
She'll be here the whole month!

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#74288 - 12/23/05 05:35 AM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Sadie Offline
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Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 1274
Loc: MD
Dotsie,
I have been there and back with that . My mother has Alzheimers and is 94 yrs old and in a nursing home in DE . I just found out today that she is failing and sleeps a lot . So , we are all going to Delaware Jan 2nd to say to her what needs to be said whether she can hear me or not . I know I am running into trouble with the nursing home for they will not let me know when she dies , but I will take care of them later. There are Hippa laws that the chldren have rights.

Keep us in your prayers and peace for my mother.

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#74289 - 12/24/05 06:35 PM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Nancy, be sure to talk with her. My mom was on her death bed for days. Not talking, but I swear she could hear us. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I know this has been tough for you.

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#74290 - 12/24/05 09:32 PM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Bluebird Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 2560
Loc: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Nancy, I pray that you will have peace before you get there, and peace when you leave...((HUGS))

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#74291 - 01/02/06 08:38 AM Re: Taking Care of Mom
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Hi Francyne, I look forward to having you in our midst this month. I hope you'll jump in and begin posting.

Ladies, FYI, Francyne continues to care for her mom. SHe is a full time caregiver.

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#74292 - 01/02/06 04:14 AM Re: Taking Care of Mom
F N Rosenstock Offline
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Registered: 12/13/05
Posts: 19
Loc: Georgia
Hi Everyone,

Dotsie, thank you for your introduction. As the title of my book states, I am taking care of Mom. For those of you who are also doing this, or have done this, you know things can change on a dime.

Friday morning, we were in the ER. Mom couldn't breathe. Thank heavens, it wasn't serious enough to admit her.

We had a great New Year's Eve watching Dick CLark and a quiet New Year's day.

I look forward to sharing my continued experiences with all of you. It's an on-going learning lesson for me.

Happy New Year, Francyne

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