This week Queen Latifah and Swoosie Kurtz are talking about the job of caregiving — something that doesn’t usually get a lot of media coverage. And, by talking about the challenges they face — juggling careers, personal lives, and caregiving — they shine a spotlight on the difficulties all caregivers (famous or not) face.
In the new issue of People on newsstand today, Queen Latifah shares her mother’s battle with Scleroderma and what she’s doing to help care for her: from enlisting friends and family to help while she’s at work, to talking with her mother’s doctors, to asking her mother to live with her. You can read an excerpt on people.com at Queen Latifah on Her Mother’s Battle with Scleroderma
Swoosie Kurtz, actress from Mike & Molly, Sisters and Pushing Daisies, published a memoir titled, Part Swan, Part Goose. In the book, Swoosie shares stories about: her famous father, her career choices, and the challenges and joys of caring for her 98-year-old mother (who lives with her). I just downloaded the book and can’t wait to read it. I’ve got to thank Claire — who is also a caregiving daughter — for telling me know about the book.
Photo Source: People cover from people.com and Part Swan, Part Goose from amazon.com