I’d like to ask and invite fellow Contributors to write a piece about Elderly Care and your personal experiences taking care of your old mother or father in their old ages and the challenges that come with it.If your family is large like mine with many uncles and aunts and loving they become like our own fathers and mothers so you can write about them as well.
You can write whether you care(d) for them in Iran or outside Iran.Whether they’re alone or with a large family.
Please write and share especially if you have personal experience caring for them, or cared for them, for a long time.Please share your feelings and experience whether they are good or bad.We often hear about elderly abuse but some don’t necessarily know why it would even exist.
There are no rules, just write and share your story.Just a few suggestions as guidelines and I don’t know if anyone will respond but should you decide to write:
– Please use the title Elderly Care: ______ (followed by your title)
– Your piece can be in English or Farsi
– Try to keep your piece under 2000 words
– Please provide a link to this invitation in your piece so I can later post links here
Perhaps writing about this subject will be something of a therapy for sharing the joys and pains of this noble and often not appreciated job.In my case I didn’t really understand it until I experienced it myself and it wasn’t even long term, only couple of weeks.So I can only imagine the depth of it on a daily/nightly basis when it is long term.
Photo caption: Siah Bisheh on the mountainous road to Caspian Sea.
Following Contributors accepted the invitation with the following contributions so far: