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Read on to read about three other family caregivers give us a peek into their lives as care providers for someone who lives with dementia: Read more →


Mom doesn’t want to go to a care facility because she says that they cost too much and she wants to leave her money to my brothers and me. I tell her that doesn’t matter but she resists saying that the money is her legacy. I feel like I’m choosing between two people I love. Help! – PI Read more →


...But, some skilled nursing facilities have changed in recent years and are continuing to improve the care they provide. Personalized, resident-centered care has gained traction in most high-quality nursing homes and replaced the outdated one-size-fits-all approach. Read more →


After four or five decades in this small home, the place is packed with memories as well as junk. Then, one spouse - let's say Mom - dies. Dad is now alone in this house. He gets even more "thrifty," Read more →


This is admirable thinking. However, as years go by and care needs mount, we find ourselves faced with the fact that we can’t raise our families, work our jobs and provide full-time hands-on care year-round. Read more →


But I will back up a bit. The administrator answered the letter kindly and talked with us all. He told us that the man had been warned to be more careful, and he was temporarily moved to a different floor. But the administrator did say he wished we'd talked with him before we wrote the letter. Read more →


Dear Carol: A while back you wrote about a widower with mild cognitive impairment who wanted to move to assisted living after his wife died. Our situation is similar, but this is my 83-year-old mom and her memory is fine. She’s an extremely social person. Read more →


Dear LR: You sound like a caring daughter who is concerned about all aspects of her mom’s care which is wonderful. Granted, the quality of her care, in general, is going to be your major concern Read more →


As you watch your parents or other beloved elders age, sometimes worry becomes inevitable. Should they have housing upgrades? Can they continue to live independently? Read more →


Talking with our elderly loved ones about how and where they would choose to live their remaining years can be more than awkward. It can be frightening. Read more →