For Alexis Baden-Mayer, who lives with and cares for her two elderly parents, the audiobook of Marcel Proust’s six-volume novel, In Search of Lost Time, has two distinct benefits. First, it provides 150 hours of literary distraction. Second, it features a character who jokes about excrement. “Play it in the car as you drive your loved-ones to doctors appointments,” she wrote in a blog post about her caregiving experience. “Play it each morning as you strip soiled linens from the mattresses, make beds and fold laundry. Play it, as I have, to try to calm and distract yourself as you bark commands to your dementia-addled mother to wipe her butt and drop the toilet paper in the toilet.” Click here to read more
Dear Friend of Health Projects Center:
We received word last night that Governor Newsom signed the California State budget that expands funding for our two biggest programs: the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and California Caregiver Resource Center (CRC). We are celebrating because this will allow us at Health Projects Center to expand our work to keep people living at home rather than in institutions.
Thank you to those who reached out to advocate for these vital programs, your efforts made a difference!
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Helping family caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves.