Brooklyn-born attorney and empowerment guru Tamesha Keel was riding high in her career when her father died and she took on the role of sole caregiver for her mother. Years earlier her mother had survived a massive brain hemorrhage. She couldn’t live alone, so she moved in with Tamesha. Then her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and terminal cancer. 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 her mom and their complicated but magical trip to New Orleans sponsored by the Dream Foundation. Tamesha also talks about the demographics of care and she offers caregiver coaching tips learned the hard way. Note: this episode originally aired March 5, 2016.
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