Letters: Sep. 20, 1999

LOOKING AFTER MOM AND DAD

"Caring for our parents as they grow old is a task for which no one is prepared. We learn on the spot." SUZANNE P. HIATT Fairfield, Conn.

Confetti to TIME!--for placing the perplexing topic of elder care on the nation's kitchen table [FAMILY, Aug. 30]. Writer Cathy Booth's personal story and the article on making the right choices touched the lives of millions and initiated critical conversations between generations of families, between employers and employees, and among those who provide services for seniors. Booth wrapped her personal story around our hearts and gave those of us...

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