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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
I have lost count the number of times I have preached the importance of asking for help. In fact, you might be tired of hearing that sermon! Well, I am finally taking my own advice. After losing both my grandmother and grandfather, my role as a caregiver dramatically changed. While I am still the mother… read more
Jessica in St. Paul, MN is concerned that her mother, who lives with her, is becoming forgetful. Funny lady Mary Maxwell offers another perspective on the situation. read more
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