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Dear HY: I’m sorry about your mom getting to the point where she requires hospice care, but you are doing the right thing. To me, it's unconscionable that these people who are supposed to be supporting you are treating you in this manner. They may mean well, but they are misinformed at best. Read more →


Dear KC: I’m glad that you wrote. Enduring verbal abuse from your wonderful dad has to be wrenching for you both and you have my heartfelt sympathy. Even though you know that his behavior is caused by his disease, understanding with your head doesn’t prevent hurt in your heart. Read more →


You, along with most adult children, want to see your mother stay safe. Unfortunately, this logical and understandable viewpoint is running head-on into your mother’s also-understandable need to remain independent. So, what can you do? Read more →


For an emotional, engaging, and educational look at real people who are living while dying, take a few minutes to watch.. Read more →


Dear LW: I’m sorry to hear that your mom is going through this. You, too, have a lot to handle and I’m impressed with the way that you are handling a situation for which there are no absolute answers. Read more →


Often, the safety of both the care receiver and the caregiver is the ultimate decider. If you’ve reached a point that you can no longer transfer your loved one to bed... Read more →


I try to talk with her and ask her what she wants but she ignores me when I do. I think that we need to move her to assisted living, but I don’t know how to physically get her there. – LE Read more →


Nearly everyone who enters a nursing home to live goes through a period of adjustment. Why wouldn't they? They've had to leave their home, or at least their most recent one. Read more →