AgingCare.com is a top-flight U.S. destination for family caregivers, providing trusted information, practical answers to real-life questions, and ongoing support through every challenge.
Their mission is to help families prepare for and navigate the care of an elderly loved one.
To that end, the company has recently launched a glossy magazine, with an extraordinary story looking into the caregiving life of Christian singer Amy Grant and her siblings.
According to AgingCare.Com:
“During a visit home in 2008 that Amy first recognized things weren’t quite right with either of her parents. Her mother Gloria was exhibiting extreme confusion, which would later reveal itself to be a symptom of Lewy Body dementia, while Amy’s father, Burton, was making uncharacteristically bad financial decisions. The singer cancelled her 2009 plans to help her father and three sisters—Carol, Mimi and Cathy—take care of Gloria.”
Gloria died in 2011.
The Grammy award-winning singer ‘s recent album, “How Mercy Looks From Here,”is dedicated to the mother who continued to guide her, despite dementia.
Amy says in the feature article that communication was key for the clan working together through such a challenging period of their lives.
Today, “faith and family keep Amy and her sisters together as they continue to look after their father, whose dementia has rapidly worsened in the wake of his wife’s death.”
The sisters take turns caring for their dad, Burton: “My sisters and I are committed to helping dad maintain his dignity, and we’ve each done some of the dirty work. Right now, so much of my dad’s day-to-day care is falling on the heads of my sisters.”
Written by AgingCare’s editor-in-chief, Anne-Marie Botek, it’s an inspirational profile, both lively and candid, and takes you deep into the emotional life of this strong family unit. “I have had the benefit of the companionship of my three sisters and close friends to talk through things with,” Amy says.
The story ends with a shoutout to Amy, for going public with her heart-warming story:
“Celebrities often shy away from speaking candidly about the difficulties in their lives, but Amy knows first-hand the invaluable impact that honest communication can have when one is going through a challenging life experience,” Botek writes.
A remarkable coup for AgingCare.Com
To read the full feature, go here.
What’s the worst thing that can happen, if they say my time is through?
Can they take away the love, or the years I’ve shared with you?
What’s the worst thing that can happen, what’s the worst that they can do?
Threaten me with Heaven, it’s all they can do.
Threaten me with heaven, if they want to.
Threaten me with Heaven, I believe that it’s true.
Threaten me with Heaven, I’ll be waiting on you.
(From, “Threaten Me With Heaven,” by Amy Grant and Vince Gill, from the album, “How Mercy Looks from Here.”)