Dear Carol: My dad is very healthy and active at 78, while Mom is a cancer survivor, has lung disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Her health continues to decline but Dad keeps taking care of her with no regular help. They’ve always been very close. Neither my sister nor I live in their community and we worry about Dad’s health declining from all of his years of caring for Mom. When we suggest that he move Mom to assisted living, Dad gets upset.
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