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    On my trip to the US, I stopped to visit my friend. His mother suffered a severe stroke. Now wheel chair bound and barley cognizant. My friend is exhausted balancing caring for his mom and his own career and family. This role reversal has become common place as baby boomer ages, and modern medicine pushes back the grim reaper. But the quality of this extended life often doesn't live up to expectation. She passed away a few months later...
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    This image shows something that is going on around so many kitchen tables in so many homes. Children, now grown, taking care of their elderly parents. The tenderness of his hand and the gentleness with which he is feeding his mother comes through.

    Amy Toensing
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 19, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2014
    Location: Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
    Camera: SONY DSC-RX100M3
    Focal Length: 8.8 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
    Aperture: f/1.8
    ISO: 250
    Copyright: © B Yen
    Categories: People, Portraits, Travel
    Assignments: The Love of Parents, Chasing Moments, I Love You, Empathy Gap, When Death Comes, Mother and Child , Daily Life, Transitions: As The World Turns, Someday
    Contests: 2015 Traveler Photo Contest