Interview with Jacqueline Marcell
author of: Elder Rageortake My Father...Please!
How To Survive Caring For Aging Parents (I)
Visit the author's site at: http://www.elderrage.com/
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puh-leez! = please
at your wits' end
to be obsessed with
you're not alone with
to step in and V
to get old
mad as heck
elder care system
for a solid year
to turn to
to be quoted as saying
to deal with
to take a year of hell
of what I went through
to deliver a message
sooner than later
to boil down to
hog-tie 'em (them)
a fun read
a tough subject
The Far Side (一個另類的漫畫)
to cope with
to strike one as
to go about
to go from x to y overnight
early warning signs
to go = to say
to have a heart for
to look out for
over and over
to end up
to get trapped
to happen to have
to get laid off
to have the luxury
to devote time to
in real life
to be available
to go up there
to throw in s.o.'s face
what came out of it
to go through
to lead you to
to lay a hand on
to be astounded
to get worse
technical theory of aging
the 'more so' theory of aging
to be more so
to get along with
some form of
to make up for about...
to slow down
Band-Aids = OK棒
to be left alone
to go down
a whole nother lifestyle =
a completely different lifestyle
Listening comprehension questions:
1. What three things does the word 'rage' in the book title refer to?
2. What is a 'poster child' for a specific cause?
3. How does the author say her life could have been different if she'd known what she knows now?
4. It's 'easy' to take care of what kind of elderly loved one?
5. How is Marcell's book different from other books on the same subject?
6. Why did the author miss the 'early warning signs' of Alzheimer's in her father?
7. How did the author happen to have the time to look after her aging parents?
8. What 'illogical, irrational' things did the author notice in her father's behavior that she identified as the beginnings of dementia?
9. What can sometimes happen when something 'bad' happens to you, in the author's view?
10. What violent behavior did the author's father engage in as his dementia progressed?
11. What's the 'more so' theory of aging?
12. How many people get some form of dementia by age 65? By age 85?
13. For how long are the early warning signs often ignored?
14. What percent of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's?
15. What can modern medications do for people suffering from dementia?
16. Find the correct spellings of the three medicines mentioned by Marcell by finding them on the author's Web site.
17. What does 'stage two' of dementia require, and how long does it typically last?
18. What often happens to caregivers of dementia patients?
19. What were some of the warning signs in the author's father that she missed at first?
20. What's one good preventive for dementia?