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Dear Carol: My mom is 86 years old and lives on her own but it’s obvious that this can’t continue. She doesn’t eat well. She forgets her medications or may even take the wrong doses. She leaves the stove on. We’ve tried in-home care, but she won’t let them in. Mom refuses to believe that her mind isn’t healthy. Her doctor has suggested memory care in the past, but she’s refused that, of course. I know that moving people with dementia can make them worse, but she can’t stay where she is. The question is how do we get her there? – SN

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