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Dear Carol: My mother, 78, lives with us. She has Alzheimer’s and it was going all right until lately, but now it’s gotten so that she follows me around the house all the time. She can’t stand losing sight of me, even when I want to use the bathroom.  I know I can’t handle this long-term. My husband is good with her and would sit with her while I get a little peace, but that doesn’t help. She still needs to have me in her sight. Do you have any suggestions? – KJ

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