By John Schall, CEO of the Caregiver Action Network
October 30, 2013
“Mom had a stroke,” my sister’s voice was telling me over the phone. At first, I did not quite comprehend the message. My father was 93 years old and my mother was his caregiver, so bad news about my father might have been somewhat expected. But my sister was telling me that it was my 80-year old mother who just had a stroke, not my 93-year old father. That was definitely unexpected.