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My mom is starting to show signs of dementia. What programs or services are available to help her?

Question:  I am an educator who is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel of my career. However, as I near my retirement, my mom is starting to show signs of dementia. I am not sure how far this has progressed and will have her assessed once her doctor returns from vacation. I would…

I'm trying to find help for a friend who has Parkinson's disease. Any resource information would be appreciated.

Question:  I help a friend of mine who has Parkinson's disease. He needs someone to possibly live in and help with his home and medications as well as supervise his 13 year old daughter when she visits. I am writing you because I looked at several Parkinson's sites but you are the first I could actually…

My parents live far away and my mother has Alzheimer's. I want to help but I have a young son and we're struggling in this economy. I feel guilty and depressed. Please help!

Question:   My parents are 87 and 84. After my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my father moved them downstate. I already lived thousands of miles away. None of the family there seems to want to help. I have never been very close to my father who is an alcoholic, but was very close to my…

I care for my wife around the clock and it is tearing at my nerves. Where can I go for help?

Question:  My wife and I are both 70 years old. I take care of all her needs, from medication control, nutrition, hygiene, etc. It's becoming a 24/7 job and is tearing at my nerves. Where can I go for help, especially with sharing? She doesn't want anyone else’s help—no aides, etc.  Dr. Amy:   Often, in…

I don't think that my 91 year old grandfather should live alone but he doesn't want to move to an assisted living place. What can I do to get him some help in his home?

Question:  My grandfather is 91 and lives alone in California in his own house. Last year he blacked out and had a car accident. He was taken to hospital and had a pace maker put in. We didn’t find out until days later where he was. Three weeks ago he fell in his house twice…

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