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My brother has Lou Gehrig's and his wife is an excellent caregiver. But now she refuses to have us visit. Should we arrive unannounced, so we can say our farewells?

Question:  My brother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's in May 2010 and has deteriorated a lot in last six months. His wife is an excellent caregiver, 24/7, as he now needs everything done. He now has swallowing and breathing problems, and must decide whether to have a feeding tube. His wife has been refusing assistance from…

My younger sister and her husband are trying to pressure our mom to gain control of her finances. How do I get help to stop this?

Question: My younger sister and her husband have pressured my 88-year-old mother to name them as her power of attorney, make them the only beneficiaries on her insurance policies (deleting three other siblings), and leave the house to them. She also told my mother she had to have her name on all of my mother's bank…

My brother lives with my mom, who has dementia. Now my brother won't allow me to see her and I'm fearful for my mom. It's a nasty situation - how do I confront my brother?

Question:  My mom has dementia and continues to live in her own home. My brother and I have a Durable POA. My brother has always lived with mom and dad. Now, dad has passed away. My brother, age 62, now collects his social security. He lives with mom and writes out payments for her expenses.…

I'm caring for both my parents and some days I'm so stressed I don't want to do anything but cry! Should I see a doctor for depression?

Question:  I live with and take care of both my parents because my dad has lung cancer and my mom has brain cancer. Some days I am so stressed I don't want to do anything but cry! I have two brothers and a sister but I am their only care taker. I also have three…

How do I get my siblings more involved in helping me take care of our parents?

Question:  I have three brothers and sisters but they all live in other parts of the country. I live in the same town as my parents. I'm happy to do things for my parents, but I think my siblings believe they don't have to do anything because they live far away. How do I get…

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