I’m thrilled to report that HealthCentral, a medical website that focuses on “real stories” of people dealing with illness, has just published a two-part interview with me about caring for my father in Peru. You can read Eldercare Lessons from the Land of the Incas: Part I and Part 2 here.
I’m grateful to author/editor Carol Bradley Bursak for reaching out to me to learn more about our Peruvian eldercare experience and for helping me share our journey with a national audience. I’ve known Carol for about half a year on Twitter and am a big admirer of her website Minding Our Elders–which is full of useful and very well researched articles on many aspects of the caregiving experience. When she suggested doing the interview for HealthCentral, I jumped at the chance. I answered Carol’s questions via email, and when my answers were effusive, she graciously gave me a two-part story AND ran photos of my father with his healthcare aides.
Thank you, Carol!
Reaching more readers is very important to me. When I learned in Peru is that it is possible to give Alzheimer’s patients compassionate, affordable care, both in the home and in a nursing home setting. The United States isn’t Peru, but certainly aspects of the Peruvian model could be implemented in the U.S. to relieve burdens on caregivers. That’s what this blog is about, and I extremely pleased to be sharing this with more people who want the best for their loved ones.