Mom's Not Dead Yet... Living in the Moment With Terminal Illness

November 11, 2014 6:29 PM

11 0

I cried all the way home from San Diego. Monday morning I learned of the death of Tom Magliozzi, one of the beloved brothers on NPR's "Car Talk" show. News reports said he died of complications from Alzheimer's. Monday afternoon I spent with my 86-year-old mother, who is seven years into her own Alzheimer's journey.

Every Monday I drive to San Diego from my home in LA to spend a day or two with Mom. Most weeks are fine -- I take her to doctor's appointments, take her out to eat, take her shopping, and sometimes just take her for a drive.

Also watch: Man serving as pallbearer crushed to death by mother's falling coffin

Read more

To category page