Thoughts on Caregiving for Older Parents or Relatives, Part 1: Those Stressful First Steps

…in getting the process started

Kathryn Betts Adams, MSW, PhD
Crow’s Feet
Published in
6 min readMar 8, 2024

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Author’s own photo, Cardiff State Beach, Winter, 2014

In my recently published memoir, The Pianist’s Only Daughter, I describe life with my creative, accomplished parents, including much about their needs for eldercare in their later years. We faced many challenges as they reached late old age. The memoir is the…

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Kathryn Betts Adams, MSW, PhD
Crow’s Feet

Gerontologist. Baby Boomer. OnlyDaughter. Mom of two. Writing on aging, health, family relationships, mental health. Find me at https://KathrynBettsAdams.com