PBS Special: Caring for Mom and Dad

Last Thursday, PBS aired a special hosted by Meryl Streep titled “Caring for Mom & Dad”. The New York Times published a review in anticipation of the show, and makes some valid points. We all have heard the statistic that with the ageing Baby Boomer population, soon the elderly will outnumber the young; but a lot of times, conversations never go farther than, “Your parent has Alzheimer’s, and you’re caring for her? That must be hard.” This show makes an effort to go deeper. And in the age of the Internet, the fact that it was on last week doesn’t matter one bit — you can watch it here.

A screen-shot of the PBS website