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Dear LD: I sympathize with you and your brother. My sister, Beth, and I have been through this with several elders so I do understand how emotional this is. Read more →


Mom needs help with showering as well as cleaning, but she won’t even try assisted living because of her friend’s experience. How do we help her stay safe but not take away her independence? – MS Read more →


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 →


Dear LC: I’m happy to have another opportunity to sing the praises of community pharmacists. Doctors are required to stay on top of an enormous amount of ever-changing information so that they can offer the best advice to their patients. Most of them are also well-informed 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 →


When trying to save a life has not worked and the person is not expected to live no matter how much misery they endure with treatments that are essentially meant to give them another week or month of life, it’s time for hospice care. Read more →