Dear Readers: Education is essential for caregivers and the public. After a recent column about people staring at our loved ones who have dementia when they behave oddly in public, I received a very helpful e-mail from Linda Wurtz, who is with AARP:
Dear Readers: There’s been a lot of publicity about “Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer’s.”
The author, Barry Peterson, is well-known, and his publicists have been generous with review copies of the book they say “reads like a novel.” After reading a copy, I have to agree.
The Fargo office of Home Instead Senior Care, with assistance from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, will sponsor a Mission Medicine event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the Ed Clap Senior Center, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo.
Dear Carol: After two weeks in assisted living, my dad is angry and uncooperative because he feels trapped and not in control. We followed his decision to move both our mother and himself north where family is nearby and visits every couple of days.
Dear Carol: I am an only child and live 600 miles from my elderly parents. They need some assistance, and I worry about them. I’m married, have a job and young children. My parents don’t want to move. How do I care for them and still keep my job and family life going? – CeeCee
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