The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving guru Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for family members, friends or relatives amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
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Episode 102: Leaving Tinkertown
3 days ago
Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico writer Tanya Ward Goodman was joined at the hip with her father Ross Ward, a nationally known carnival artist and creator of the whimsical Tinkertown Museum. Years later, when Ross was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and told he had five years or less to live, Tanya gave up her apartment in LA and moved back home—living in the center of the museum—to help care for father. In today’s show, she talks about the experience, captured in her memoir “Leaving Tinkertown,” and how it reinforced her sense of identity and put Hollywood in perspective. From painting wagons with her father as a child on the carnival circuit to traveling to and from LA with him as he slid deeper into Alzheimer’s, Tanya describes the events—both frightening and funny— that marked her father’s decline, and how her family managed the downward spiral of this free-thinking, creative genius who lives on for her kids in Tinkertown.
Link to Tanya’s book: https://tanyawardgoodman.com
More about the Tinkertown Museum: http://tinkertown.com
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23