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Michelle's mom is not interested in learning to do things for herself. Mary gives some advice as to what Michelle should do. read more
Our parents certainly were not glory hounds. But I’ve discovered that remembering, celebrating and even memorializing their big life events is, well, a big deal for them. Who doesn’t love going back to a time when life was a little sweeter and better, at least in our memories? My mother-in-law’s glory days were her 35… read more
Stacie helps her fiancé care for his mother. The problem is that Mom is downright mean. Mary Maxwell chimes in to give Stacie some advice. read more
I remember asking my grandmother if she was lonely. She had been a widow for several years and was living alone in her home. I knew she didn’t get many visitors, and I worried that her golden years had lost some of their sparkle. She told me that she was lonely at times, but she… read more
I don’t always like caregiving. There, I’ve said it. After nearly 20 years of writing about family caregivers, I am now in the throes of caregiving myself. This uneasy notion – that caregiving doesn’t feel like my calling – has been lurking around my mind for some time. Now it’s time to fess up. But… read more
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