|Published 30 April 2015.|
Elder law attorney and family caregiver Cathy Sikorski takes a pro-active stance by pointing out the absurd things that happen in the life of a caregiver.
In her book Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial
[I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.]
Because of various age-related challenges (memory changes, role loss and physical changes), Nana required constant attention--much as a toddler would.
Caregivers, despite some uncanny similarities, absolutely must treat older adults differently than they would a child. Trying to do anything different not only is unethical, it's ineffective.
Or as Nana says, "You don't have to get testy, honey girl."
The salient issue during the six months time frame of the memoir was the way Sikorski's 92-year-old Nana and two-year-old daughter, Rachel, combined forces to thwart the best laid plans for caregiving.