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Surrounded by Loneliness

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…

I think hoarding is killing my father-in-law

Question: My in-laws are hoarders. They will never admit it but their house, garage, two sheds, two vehicles, 18 wheeler trailer and second family home are stuffed. My father in-law has battled cancer, had a hip replacement, pacemaker and most recently a medical grade staph infection. After being hospitalized for several months with the staph…

How does my caregiver become my legal guardian?

Question: I have a lot of health and mental health problems so how does my caregiver become my legal caregiver and how much would she get paid? Dr Amy: It sounds like you have more than enough on your plate. Struggling with physical and mental issues at the same time is a lot, so kudos to…

My parents are fighting for my attention

Question: I'm the caregiver for both of my parents but recently had to put my mom in a nursing home. Now they are both fighting for my attention. How do I deal with this? Dr. Amy: You have had a lot on your plate caring for both your parents. If you are like many caregivers,…

When mom is in denial

Question: My mom is in a bad situation and she is in extreme denial. She is living in filth and hoarding, and has a bad pest control problem. I have a low income myself and cannot help her. I am also currently in school and work 2 jobs. My mom will be 80 this year.…

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