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Interview with Jacqueline Marcell

author of: Elder Rage–or–take My Father...Please!
How To Survive Caring For Aging Parents
(II)

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Vocabulary:

vitamin E
deficiency
to take a pill
shots
blood test
levels
dementia-like symptoms
folate
to weed out
shopping
depression
to get evaluated
anti-depressant
in which case
to balance
brain chemistry
combination
essential
adult
daycare
Seattle
field trips
reversed
behavior modification guidelines
so darn difficult
to scream and yell
to throw things
to go through
to call them nasty names
to reward
pay-off
to catch more flies with honey than vinegar
to pick up
nastiness
to assert
power and control
I don't know what I was thinkin'
canned goods
to get attention
TV industry
quotes
endorsements
Regis _________
_________ Downs
Steve ____________
___________ Asner
Pam __________
____________ Bisset
to feel passionate
to promote
Johns Hopkins
Duke University
honored
to have a mission
funding
daycare
to burn through
life savings
Medicaid
nursing home
early stage
Medical
assisted living
care
to turn age 65
small population
to listen to the doctor
to be in trouble
Ariana
to hit s.o. over the head
Pick's
Parkinson's
vascular
clotted (clogged) arteries
insurance
board and care
comprehensive care
dedicated to
to get s.t. in place
to go to your grave
darn it
good for you
run over by a herd of elephants
advice
specific
input
pretty much
to give up
accident rate
seniors
you can possibly imagine
has stolen
purse
to be out of the house
club
steering column
clink, clink, clink
masking taped
Division of Motor Vehicles ʲzB
to arrange for
alternate transportation
limo = limousine
guilt
to go through s.t.
support group
Day One
to present themselves
to look at s.o. sideways
to reach out to
next step
to lecture
seminar
Spokane
hospice
awareness
Canada
ridiculous
Congresswoman
to vote for
to take people like
insight
foresight
Senator Rockefeller
Blanchette
institute
West Virginia
to hit s.o. personally
to make a huge difference
had enough
to do well
to turn s.t. around
manageable



Listening comprehension questions:
1. Some people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually suffer from what two other problems?
2. How did the doctor get the author's father's problems under control?
3. The author 'went through' 40 what in one year?
4. What was one way the author used to get her father to stop some of his bad behaviors? What does this saying mean: 'You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar'?
5. Fill in the blanks for these names of celebrities who have endorsed Marcell's book:
Regis _________, ___________ Downs, Steve ____________, __________ Asner, Pam ____________, ____________ Bisset
6. The Medicaid system will allow what and not allow what?
7. What does the author mean by 'I don't think so.' in the particular tone of voice she uses?
8. What problem will the generation after the baby boomer generation have?
9.
What happened to the marriages of many of the baby boomers?
10. Who is 'Ariana'?
11. What is it very important to buy in order to prepare for dementia?
12. What is the accident rate for seniors who drive?
13. The author's father did not want to give up driving. How did he try to maintain his right to drive a car?
14. What did the author say would have been the 'right way' to stop an elderly loved one from driving?
15. How can elderly people get around when they can't drive?
16. What is a 'support group' and what is its function?
17. What are some of the things that Jacqueline
does now?
18. Why would people have to drive to Canada for medications?
19. What kind of changes does the author think need to be made?
20. What does it often take for the government to make changes?
21. What does this part of the title mean: 'Take my father - please!'?

 

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