Role Reversal

Role Reversal Team: Carolyn Volan and Jackie Klaiss Brons
Two childhood friends. One universal truth : Aging reverses who takes care of whom. ❤️
Created 30 Oct 2020
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  • Treating neural networks 🧠 under pressure
    30 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    The Rhone - through the eyes of Artist George Elbert Burr - The Rhone from the Path to Salvari - 1898 Dementia is not just about someone “losing his or her mind”. Caregivers experience their own traum...
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    In connection with my piece “Simplicity” which I posted this past September, I’d like to provide you with a recent example of what I described in that piece and reflect upon the impact on me as a care...
  • Words of Wonder
    25 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 6
    I’ve written about a variety of topics directly related to my mother’s cognitive decline and the effect her cognitive decline has had on her and me. I’m going to take a detour and focus on a couple of...
  • We're announcing a Facebook Group
    22 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Just as we have in this newsletter - we’re starting a community on Facebook. We are “Substack first” - so Facebook is an additional place to find us. Facebook is a supplement to what we will continue ...
  • Simplicity
    01 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 8
    In my piece “Faulty Connection”, which I posted this past June, I touched upon the step-by-step instruction lists I created to help Mom use the mobile phone and the TV remote control. In my brother Ch...
  • Identity Crisis
    15 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 4
    After having posted my three interviews – two of them with family friends and one with my brother – about their perspective on “Role Reversal”, I’d like to touch upon a topic I’ve called “Identity Cri...
  • Bob's Perspective on "Role Reversal"
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 0 5
    Bob Wyrick is a friend of mine whom I met shortly after I moved to Chicago during the summer of 1989. As I did with my interviews with Rich and Chris, I provided Bob with seven questions. Below is my ...
  • Chris' Perspective on "Role Reversal"
    06 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Last week, I posted Part 1 of my interview with my brother Chris. Part 2 of my interview with him covers the last three of seven questions. —————————————————————————————————————— Question 5: We lost D...
  • Chris' Perspective on "Role Reversal"
    29 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 4
    Christian A. Klaiss (Chris) is my brother and expressed his willingness to be interviewed and provide his perspective on the topic of “Role Reversal”, in particular as it relates to our mother. I prov...
  • Risk management and Aging
    12 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    Have you ever noticed that many mid-to large-sized companies have a Risk Management Department, whose sole purpose it is to identify, manage, and mitigate risks? Most, if not all of us, have insurance...
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