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Dear Carol: My wife has stage five Alzheimer’s and we have a teenage daughter. I’ve been able to keep my wife at home so far, but it’s becoming difficult, and my daughter gets almost no time from me. How do I get over the guilt of putting my wife in a nursing home? Sometimes I just want to give up and die. Curt 

Dear Curt: First, for your sake and that of your loved ones, you need to see a doctor. You may have depression, and you could need some therapy. Hire an in-home care agency for your wife so you can leave long enough to get medical care for yourself. You are in a rather unusual situation. These choices between children and


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