Question: I don’t know how to deal with my mother-in-law. I love her so much, and it breaks my heart to see her today. She keeps accusing my father-in-law of cheating with other woman (he isn’t). She gets in arguments with him a lot. He keeps up the arguments because he does not understand that it… read more
Question: My mother lives in a great assisted living home. Right now we are having problems with her bathing and changing clothes. Do you have any suggestions? Dr. Amy: It sounds like you need to start by figuring out why your mom isn’t bathing and changing as much as she used to. There could be a… read more
Question: My dad lived with my husband and me for six years, with me being the only caregiver. He had dementia. I had no help from my family the whole time, except for maybe three times for part of a day. My dad just passed away a week and a half ago and my brother now… read more
Question: My mother, who will soon be 94, has dementia. Some doctors say she has Alzheimer’s but she has not been officially diagnosed. Mom experiences sundowners as well. She is on two of the Alzheimer’s medications, Aricept and Namenda. She also takes the Neurontin for the sundowners. My question is when should I ask the doctor… read more
Question: My husband is supposed to go for dialysis three times a week but he hates going and refuses to go. This is very stressful! I know he has to go but it is impossible to force him to do so. Dr. Amy: Missing a dialysis appointment is really not a good idea. I am sure… read more
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