This is me and my mother
Here is my book
Family care giving is almost by its very nature stressful. How could it not be when you are - often in isolation - supporting vulnerable individuals? So, no bits of advice you might receive can magically turn it into a relaxing experience. But having some essential information can help you to support your elder while you are simultaneously tending to your own needs. And that is exactly what Growing Up As She Grows Old is designed to povide.
My backstory: how I came to write this book
For years, I was a (part time) caregiver for my mother, Frances Tramer. And after she passed in 2010, I found the inspiration to write Growing Up As She Grows Old in the hopes of granting others who were handling these “responsibilities” some support. And I have also been hosting an internet radio show “Aging Without Wrinkles” that is streamed over Artist First.
This program interprets “aging” in the broadest possible terms – we are all aging – and interviews guests who help people overcome lifeobstacles no matter where they might be in their life’s journey. You can download an archive page - http://www.artistfirst.com/tramer.htm and listen to all previous broadcasts of this program at this link.
In my other life, I am a college instructor, teaching Urban Studies at various schools – Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University and the New School (New York City).