A story in yesterday’s New York Times titled “Living With the Parents I’m Losing to Alzheimer’s blew me away. I hope non-subscribers can open it.
The story is about Elizabeth Wolf, a very generous, candid, public person with a blog at www.upsidedowndaughter.com.
Read the column or blog to learn that five years ago Ms. Wolf was enjoying young adulthood and exciting new pursuits when she gave them up and returned home to become her parents’ primary caregiver. Both parents have Alzheimer’s Disease. She’s doing this with the help of her extremely devoted husband.
We know from graphic, detailed information in the story about finances and day-to-day coping, neither parent owns long-term care insurance (LTCi).
If you’re like me, you are forced to wonder how extremely different Ms. Wolf’s life and relationships with her husband and parents would be if one or both parents owned LTCi.