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Author Series: Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, an Aging Son, and Life's Final Journey

Author Series: Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, an Aging Son, and Life's Final Journey In-Person / Online

Join us for a talk with author Dave Iverson:

Dave Iverson was a busy broadcast journalist recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he decided to do something he'd never quite imagined: He moved in to take care of his 95-year-old mom. Winter Stars is the moving story of their 10-year caregiving journey. 

"Winter Stars is a gift—a modern classic of frontier literature documenting the uncertain journey into the country of caregiving." (Michael J. Fox)

By the end of this decade, 74 million Americans will be over the age of 65, including every member of the Baby Boom generation. The pandemic prompted more Americans to consider caring for their parents at home, but as Iverson learned, the gritty, life-changing reality caregiving delivers requires more than good intentions. He didn't know that his mom's dementia would pose more challenges than his Parkinson's. He didn't know he'd be capable of getting so angry. He didn't know that "becoming a caregiver means experiencing love and loss, anger and insight—usually when exhausted and often on the same day". And he didn't know that moving in with his mom would challenge and change him more than any other life experience.

"A deeply moving memoir, Winter Stars is still more than that—it is a guide to finding the help we all need, in one way or another, as life poses new and different challenges," praises Ron Elving, Senior Editor and Correspondent, NPR

 

Dave and his mom on her 103rd birthday!

Date:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time:
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Countway Floor 1: Room 102
Campus Location:
Harvard Longwood Campus
Categories:
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Registration is required. There are 47 in-person seats available. There are 38 online seats available.

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