Brooklyn-born attorney and empowerment guru Tamesha Keel was riding high in her career.  Then her father died, and she became her mother’s sole caregiver. Years earlier her mother had survived a massive brain hemorrhage, but she couldn’t live alone so she moved in with Tamesha. Then her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and terminal cancer. In today’s episode Tamesha talks about powering through work as she coordinated her mother’s multiple care needs, letting go of her “perfect daughter” mindset, tough-love fights with mom and their complicated but magical trip to New Orleans, sponsored by the Dream Foundation. Later in the show: the demographics of care.

Learn more about Tamesha: Lawportunities

Music: “Harp Calling” by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive