The Mother Load

Keeping it in the family

I recently wrote about my thoughts on caring for the elderly in What Should We Do With Old People? Yesterday I shared Fiona Dowie’s experience in caring for her parents on this blog. Fi moved her folks to Johannesburg from Durban where they lived for 34 years to a retirement…

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Moving house after 34 years

I recently wrote about my thoughts on caring for the elderly in What Should We Do With Old People? Every life situation is different.  Every family is unique.  Every individual has an opinion.  Tradition and culture aside, there is also the personal preference (by the aged person and their children…

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What should we do with old people?

I look after my great-uncle who lives in an old age home. I love my uncle dearly. He will be 90 years old next May (or 91 if you go by the Chinese calendar). Uncle was born in the same decade they discovered King Tut’s tomb, when the first “talkie”…

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