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Travel_pexels-dids-1986996Dear Carol: My dad was a tireless caregiver to my mom until she died. Sadly, just a couple of years later, he started showing signs of dementia. Since then, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and eventually moved to memory care. They provide excellent, compassionate care, but he’s used to my daily visits. My best friend has an opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and has asked me to join her. Intellectually, I understand that I should grab this and go. Emotionally, I’m terribly conflicted, so guilt is lowering my expectation of having fun. Do I go anyway? – BC

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