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MotherDaughteriStock-1138981945-1Your once jolly dad now thinks that you’re stealing from him. Your once frugal mom is charging odd things that she finds on the Internet. You know that these types of personality changes can be signs of dementia, yet when you offer to help you are vehemently rebuffed. How do you convince your cognitively fragile parents to allow help? How hard do you push? There’s no easy answer but there are steps to consider.

View the slideshow on HealthCentral for more on how to help parents who don't want help:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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