A Parent’s Mortality: The Day I Took Dad’s Keys

My dad’s capacity had been sapped and there was no other choice.


Mom and my two brothers dreaded this moment, having whispered about its inevitability for several weeks. As my parents’ oldest child, I knew it was incumbent upon me to step up.


I did not want this article to be an advice piece, as I can only share my family’s story and do not know enough about the matter to otherwise make my words resonate.

Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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