Question: I am trying to help my mom, who is 86. She has lots of mood swings. She insults me and tries to make me feel as if she doesn't need my help. What do you think? Dr. Amy: Mood swings can be a sign of early dementia or a mental health issue. Has your… read more
Question: I am a mother of two young boys, aged 7 and 11. My mom has Alzheimer's disease and my father is her primary caregiver. We live down the street from my parents. I also have two sisters that live in the same small town. I don't get to visit my mom as much as… read more
Question: How do I handle my husband who has Parkinson’s? What do I say when he accuses me of not going to the gym in the morning? I had to stop my membership and am now going to a gym where he can do exercise as well. He fell a few times and stopped going.… read more
Question: What do I do when she tries to sneak off and starts going down the road? Especially when you try and stop her and she's screaming and kicking at you? Dr. Amy: While you do not say so, it sounds like the person you are caring for has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.… read more
Question: I am discouraged and unhappy. My husband is ill and cannot do much for himself. There is nothing I can do about it, but I just want a happy day. Can you help? Dr. Amy: When a serious illness takes hold, it’s an enormous adjustment. In your case, it sounds like you have lost an… read more
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