When Dave Iverson was a 59-year-old broadcast journalist, he decided to do something he’d never imagined: he moved in with his 95-year-old mom. Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, An Aging Son and Life’s Final Journey is the story of their ten-year caregiving journey, lasting until his mom’s passing at the age of 105. It’s a book Michael J. Fox calls, “A gift — a modern classic of frontier literature documenting the uncertain journey into the country of caregiving,”
As our society ages, more adult sons and daughters are thinking about whether they can care for an aging parent at home, just as aging Americans are contemplating their own future care needs. What’s at stake as we consider those choices? Dave’s memoir Winter Stars offer an intimate, unvarnished portrayal of an elderly mom, an aging son, and life’s final journey.