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My 86-year-old mom has dementia and other health issues. My siblings and I have different approaches in dealing with her. One sibling is quite demanding but I know my mom doesn't like that. What can I do?

Question:  My mom is 86 and has dementia along with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and depression. She complains that her leg hurts or is numb a lot. She does not want to get out of the house and wants to stay in her pyjamas all day. One of my siblings talks to her a little rough…

My sisters and I are trying to figure out how to care for my mom. I'm worried that my youngest sister will take advantage of my mom's finances. What can I do?

Question:  My 75 year old mother is at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) getting rehab after falling down and breaking her arm. Mom also has diabetes, kidney disease, heart arrhythmia, a torn rotator cuff in the arm that's broken, chronic urinary tract infections and skin wounds, and mild dementia. One and a half years ago…

My father has dementia. My siblings and I are contemplating taking care of dad in two-month increments at our homes. Does this approach make sense?

My father has dementia and has got to the point where he needs more attention than my mother can provide. My two siblings and I are contemplating taking care of dad in two-month increments at our homes. Does this approach make any sense? Does it do more harm than good to move him around? He has spent a lot of time in our homes over the years.

My brother, sister, and I have had many serious conflicts as a result of trying to care for our 87-year-old mother. Are there mediators or counselors who could help with serious family issues due to caregiving?

I would like to know if there are mediators or counselors who could help with serious family issues that have arisen around the care of my 87-year-old mother. She lives at my sister's at present but had been living with me. There are money issues because my mom does not have a lot of resources. My brother, sister, and I have had many serious conflicts as a result of trying to care for my mom.

My father is in the hospital and I'm trying to support my mother. However my siblings have become distant from my mother over the years and are not visiting or calling my parents. What can I do?

Question:  I moved away over 30 years ago and became detached from the family. Over the past several years, my mother and I have become close and I notice that my siblings have become more distant from her. My father has been hospitalized for weeks. I flew in from out of state, rented a car,…

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