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...Uncharacteristically, he's started yelling at people who try to help him. What's going on? – SC Read more →

"Incontinence affects millions of Americans and is very closely linked to diet, since what someone eats and drinks directly affects their bladder. With that said, people may think drinking less water will help them avoid incontinence, but..." Read more →

As with so many things regarding our aging parents, you could consider how you are approaching your mom. You might think that you are doing so with compassion and gentleness, but... Read more →

Dear JY: You’re a good daughter, so don’t let your parents or anyone else make you feel guilty for needing to continue work both for income and fulfillment. No adult child should be required to move in with their parents to become a full-time caregiver unless this is their choice. Even if doing so is their first... Read more →

We may know in our hearts for a long time that assisted living or nursing home care is necessary but we don’t want to make that change. We don’t trust outsiders to provide the loving care that we do. Read more →

The Alzheimer’s Association uses the following criteria to illustrate issues in mild or early-stage Alzheimer’s disease: Problems coming up with the right word or name, trouble remembering names when introduced to new people, challenges performing tasks in social or work settings... Read more →

Palliative care and hospice are related in that they both provide comfort care. The difference is that palliative care is for people who need comfort care while they are being treated for their medical diagnoses. Palliative care is delivered by a specially trained team... Read more →

Dear WW: I’m so sorry! You aren’t alone with this frustration but I’m sure it often seems that you are, particularly when changing your dad’s sheets in the middle of the night. People who live with dementia will nearly always develop incontinence if they live into the last stages. That is because age or other risk factors aside... Read more →

You have my sympathy. Managing your dad’s illness at home is enough of a challenge without the distraction of incontinence. That's the reality of dementia of any type, though I can give you some suggestions that might help make life easier for you. Read more →

...We all know that your loved one isn't trying to cause problems, but it's still, well, a problem. There are no easy fixes, but there are some things that you can do to ease your workload: Read more →