How Being Caregivers Taught These Siblings To Live In The Moment

As children, our mothers often provide the foundation for us to learn how to nurture and care for others. As adults, this sometimes comes full circle when we’re faced with looking after a sick or aging parent. That’s the circumstance two adult children face as they tend to their 92-year-old mother, Lulu Lancaster, who struggles with her short-term memory.

As the primary caregivers for their mom, siblings Jeff and Patti have learned to live in the moment with their mother. Watch their touching story of love and commitment in the video below.

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