DEAR CAROL: Alzheimer’s has affected both of my parents. Mom died two years ago and Dad is now in mid-stage Alzheimer’s. I’m worn out from providing care for them both even though Dad is now in a nursing home because of other health issues and is receiving excellent care from the staff.
DEAR CAROL: My grandma has frontotemporal dementia, which has completely changed her personality. She used to be funny and loving, but now she’s mean and hard to be around. My mom says she can’t deal with Grandma and work, too, and Grandma has no one else.
DEAR CAROL: I’ve read much of your work about not arguing with people who have dementia, but I have a hard time following through. Yesterday, my mother who has middle to late-stage Alzheimer’s, was complaining about something that happened years ago and I got really angry.
DEAR CAROL: My mother has had a series of strokes and lives in a good nursing home nearby. I do love her and I know she loves me, but her negative personality has been difficult over the years, and our relationship has been rocky.
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DEAR CAROL: I’ve been providing care for my mom for several years, first in her home and then in an assisted living facility. Mom was always a kind, loving person although something of a perfectionist.
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