elder care http://wamc.org en "Knocking On Heaven's Door" By Katy Butler http://wamc.org/post/knocking-heavens-door-katy-butler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.katybutler.com/site/">Katy Butler</a> was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy-nine-year-old father unable to fasten a belt or complete a sentence. Tragedy at first drew the family closer: her mother devoted herself to caregiving, and Butler joined the twenty-four million Americans helping shepherd parents through their final declines.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451641974/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451641974&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451641974" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents’ desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73053 at http://wamc.org "Knocking On Heaven's Door" By Katy Butler "The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's" By Jeanne Murray Walker http://wamc.org/post/geography-memory-pilgrimage-through-alzheimers-jeanne-murray-walker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Award-winning poet Jeanne Murray Walker tells an extraordinarily wise, witty, and quietly wrenching tale of her mother&#39;s long passage into dementia.</p><p>This powerful story explores parental love, profound grief, and the unexpected consolation of memory.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 74808 at http://wamc.org "The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's" By Jeanne Murray Walker David Greenberger and A Strong Dog - So Tough http://wamc.org/post/david-greenberger-and-strong-dog-so-tough <p><a href="http://www.duplexplanet.com/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">David Greenberger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has just released his latest CD, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">So Tough</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recorded with his new band, A Strong Dog (<a href="http://www.kevinmaul.com/">Kevin Maul</a>, Mitch </span>Throop<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and<a href="http://www.matthewcarefully.com/"> Matthew </a></span><a href="http://www.matthewcarefully.com/">Loiacono</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">). For decades, David has collected stories from elderly people. Rather than portraying them as repositories of wisdom and memory, </span>Greenberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> illuminates their full and present humanity. David's </span>monologues<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are entwined with live music in a show that is emotionally rich, charming, funny and evocative.</span></p><p>The works all draw from David's conversations with the elderly in nursing homes, senior centers and mealsites. Some reflect memory loss or other aspects of cognitive decline, while others simply mirror the process of two people coming to know one another through conversation and listening.</p><p>David Greenberger and A Strong Dog will perform at <a href="http://www.caffelena.org/events-calendar/event-detail/?id=a0FG000000DmlZ4MAJ">Caffe Lena</a> in Saratoga Springs, NY on May 31st at 8pm.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65821 at http://wamc.org David Greenberger and A Strong Dog - So Tough Julia Soto Lebentritt on the lullaby and elder care http://wamc.org/post/julia-soto-lebentritt-lullaby-and-elder-care <p>WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Julia Soto Lebentritt, an eldercare case manager, bereavement facilitator and therapeutic activities director. Lebentritt, the owner of Spontaneous Care Communications, is the author of a new book called <em>As Long As You Sing, I’ll Dance</em>. She is director of The Lullaby Project.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:40:09 +0000 Alan Chartock 54911 at http://wamc.org Julia Soto Lebentritt on the lullaby and elder care A Place for Mom http://wamc.org/post/place-mom <p>There are an estimated 45 million Americans serving as caregivers for their aging parents. <a href="http://www.aplaceformom.com/">A Place for Mom</a>, the nation&rsquo;s largest senior living referral service. We learn more about the organization from Amy Bryant, who works with A Place for Mom in the Albany area, and Joan Lunden &ndash; former host of Good Morning America on ABC.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:50:13 +0000 Joe Donahue 35965 at http://wamc.org