Male Caregivers' Greatest Challenge
Even though Louis Colbert directs a metropolitan area agency on aging, he found himself "scared to death" last fall when his family asked him to help care for his declining mother.
Because she has diabetes, Parkinson's disease, dementia and a heart ailment, Colbert's mother receives adult day care during the week from one of six Programs for All-inclusive Care of the Elderly, or PACE, in the Philadelphia area. Colbert described his eldercare experience to conference-goers at the closing general session of last spring's Aging in America Conference in Washington, D.C.
'UNSURE OF MYSELF'
Colbert recalled that the first time he rushed from work to his mother's house …
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Publication information: Article title: Male Caregivers' Greatest Challenge. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 29. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2008. Page number: 6. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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