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...All deaths leave behind days on the calendar that are particularly painful for loved ones. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, the births of children and grandchildren. All magnify the lack of presence of the deceased person. However, Thanksgiving, Christmas Read more →


Dear SK: My heart is with you. When someone we have cared for, and even sacrificed for, doesn’t recognize us for who we are in their lives, we are wounded. It feels like a negation of all that we’ve shared. How you handle Read more →


...People receiving the news are aware that the diagnosed person’s mind will gradually be destroyed even though the body could live for years. The diagnosed person may think, why bother? Read more →


...You didn’t ask to be put in a situation where you have little chance to work on fulfilling even the simplest of your own dreams. Yet, the situation presented itself and you stepped up to the plate. Read more →


...People who post this type of advice mean well. Perhaps, they live in a locale where nursing homes are truly neglectful, whether due to lack of funding, lack of staffing, or both. Or they may have seen Read more →


...As you throw yourself into each of your roles, you’ll likely need to start trimming your obligations since even the most determined person has yet to find a way to add hours to a day. Read more →


Dear DM: Your parents are fortunate to have good health and some options for their future housing. You could be right that they should move, but this is a highly emotional topic. They know and love their home  Read more →


...Most of us have daily/weekly/monthly routines we carry out with and for our loved ones. Regularly evaluating and updating these routines can have a huge impact on the amount of time and effort Read more →


...There was no struggle to remember the past or determine what to do in the future. According to the article, most of the participants leave the theater with a refreshed feeling of accomplishment. Read more →


...For example, while someone who is aging in a typical manner may make an occasional error in balancing a checkbook, someone developing Alzheimer's may begin to do so regularly. If the person was once good with numbers, that's an even greater sign that abnormal changes in the brain are taking place. Read more →