Mary Aguiar slept about twenty hours in the first three months after her mother moved in with her. Mary’s mother has Parkinson’s disease, and the medication she was on helped with her motor skills, but it also produced hallucinations and made her mother angry. In today’s episode Mary tells us what happened when she took her mother off all her medications, she talks about the challenges she’s faced with her siblings in the eleven years since mom moved in with her and the benefits of growing up among elders on the outskirts of Havana.

Where Mary accessed programs for her mother: State of Florida Elder Affairs Department

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