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This fully functional ideal doesn't many people's view of their own families growing up. It is hard for most of them to forgive themselves for resentments that no one else in the caregiving world seems to be dealing with. Read more →


Considering that negative thinking can be disastrous to your own health, you may want to work toward the positive habit of forgiveness. Here are some people that you may need to forgive and some reasons why you should. Read more →


I do know that my reality was different from that of many of my peers. Discussions about illness and death were natural to me, while others were often uncomfortable topics. Read more →


Dementia symptoms can include changes in personality, mood and behavior. While some cases, such as dementia caused by medications, infections, hormone imbalances, vitamin deficiencies and alcohol and drug abuse can be cured, most cases cannot. Read more →


Dear Carol: According the doctor, my husband shows some signs of dementia and has referred him to a neurologist. While we’re waiting for more testing I have a question for you. There are times that my husband seems completely normal and I wonder if anything is wrong. He communicates, looks me in the eye and seems fine. Read more →


Therefore, I did what I could. I'd buy them cards to give to each other and order flowers from an understanding florist. I'd give Mom the card for Dad so she could sign it. After futile struggles to help Dad sign cards, I found out I had to sign his name for him. Read more →


Married adult children often are coping with an ailing parent or parents on each side. Along with the increasing care needs of their loved ones comes more stress around how to divide their time. Its a case of caregiver burnout waiting to happen. Read more →


Family problems can get sticky. Well, we all know that. But when our parents are getting to a point where it's evident that they can't make decisions for themselves, but they are too strong-willed or set on maintaining what they view as their independence, sometimes a trained third party can help wade through the pool of family dynamics that has remained stagnant for decades. Read more →


Some years, he could drink a little Champaign, but on other occasions, he'd just stare or sometimes smile, but he didn't know what it was all about. Mom and I would stay awhile and then I would take Mom back to her room. I'd often go home and cry. Read more →


For people with depression, however, seeing their illness on lists for traits that make them more likely to develop AD is worrisome. How seriously should people with depression take this information about which they can do little? Read more →