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...The reality is that many adults of varying ages have bladder and bowel control problems for any number of reasons, most of which are health-related and beyond their control. Stroke damage, Read more →


The NIH is not saying that you should stop taking these medications if you are on one, but their information does suggest that you may want to discuss this risk with your doctor. Perhaps there is a better choice for you. Read more →


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


It’s rare for an older adult to admit to incontinence as soon as some problem is evident, but we hope that with education older adults and their caregivers will grow to accept this condition as an inconvenience rather than a cause for shame. The embarrassment... Read more →


The responsibility of providing care for an aging or ill loved one is a monumental challenge in its own right. But when a care recipient is domineering about how and when every single task is done, it’s bound to exasperate those who are in charge of their daily care. Read more →


Dear KJ: This is sad as well as frustrating for you. Her need to see you isn’t unusual in the later stage of Alzheimer’s, but when it happens, any caregiver would find it exhausting. Her behavior is generally known as shadowing and... 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 →


While occasionally you’ll meet an elder who willingly turns over all decisions to others, most will continue to want their autonomy. They want to make the decisions that rule their lives. So, when they need help, what do you do? Read more →


While the enormous amount of information contained in When Your Aging Parent Needs Help could be overwhelming if presented by someone less skilled, Dr. K, as she’s known to her patients and readers, has a talent for making information accessible, even friendly. Read more →


Dear TR: You and your husband have my deepest sympathy for his poor health as well as for the distress his grown children are causing. Your husband’s decision is allowing for the reality of his illness... Read more →