Arquivo de tags: Margarida Baganha Vieira

Caring for Aging Parents in 2016 – United States

I am sitting here at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with my mother-in-law while she recovers from a major fall in the nursing home where she has been staying for the past six months. It saddens me deeply how caring for our hailing parents today is not what it used to be. My memories of my childhood in the Azores, is that children cared for their parents, treated them with love, respect, the ultimate care and devotion. As parents …

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  In 1979, Azorean education was only mandatory until graduation from sixth grade. At twelve years old, I was absolutely devastated because I was not allowed to continue my education. I spent my days in my room reading hundreds of books and dreaming of a life I thought was unreachable. Fortunately, this only continued for a few months until the fateful day my family and I moved to the United States on April 1, 1980. This move provided me a …

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