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  • Ask an Angel: September 21, 2017

    I have taken on the role of caregiver for my mother. I have been doing this for only 3 months and I am already overwhelmed. I can’t seem to keep everything straight. Between doctor visits, medications, and her daily needs, I am slowly fizzling and feel like things are chaotic. How do people care for their family member with success?

  • Ask an Angel: September 7, 2017

    Can you provide some ideas of what to have on hand in case of emergency?

  • Ask an Angel: August 24, 2017

    I recently learned that my father, who is 86, used his ladder to check on something on the exterior of his home. My mother disclosed this to me and made me promise not to call him out on it. Now I am more than worried, wondering how to keep him from doing such dangerous activities. Help!

  • Ask an Angel: August 10, 2017

    I really need to change my eating habits. I have tried this several times in the past, and start out well, but then go back to my old habits. I am discouraged even before starting. Any ideas?

  • Ask an Angel: July 27, 2017

    My mom has had several falls over the past few months. She lives in her own home, and I’ve suggested she move to an assisted living community. She will have nothing to do with that idea, but her falls are happening with more frequency and it is taking a toll on me.

  • Ask an Angel: July 13, 2017

    Most of us are happy summer is here, but I worry about my dad who refuses to turn his air conditioning on. How can I convince him to use it and that the heat can be dangerous?

  • Ask an Angel: June 29, 2017

    I have taken on the role of caregiver for my younger sister. he is only 54 and has been diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s Disease. She needs more care as her disease progresses. What are her options? What are my options?

  • Ask an Angel: June 15, 2017

    My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His memory has declined quite a bit and I’m constantly answering the same questions over and over and it doesn’t take much for me to feel frustrated. What can I do to help us both?

  • Ask an Angel: May 18, 2017

    I feel overwhelmed. I know I am supposed to take care of myself so I have energy to care for my family, but I can’t even begin to think of how to do that. Help!

  • Ask an Angel: May 4, 2017

    It is time for me to turn in my keys. That’s what my kids recommend. I can’t fathom this and while I know they are right, I am fighting this all the way. What do people do in this situation?

  • Ask an Angel: April 20, 2017

    I’ll be tackling the spring cleaning for my father’s home, but there is so much clutter there, I don’t know where to begin. Do you have any tips for this job?

  • Ask an Angel: April 6, 2017

    I have taken on the role of caregiver for my mother. She has Alzheimer’s Disease. I’m finding it challenging to care for her. How can I maintain my sanity as well as her dignity?

  • Ask an Angel: March 23, 2017

    My wife will be hospitalized for a procedure soon. She has some dementia and I’m not sure how she will do in the hospital. How can I prepare her for it?

  • Ask an Angel: March 9, 2017

    My father has dementia and I’ve noticed that he gets more confused and agitated in the evening. His sleep has also been affected. Why does he change so drastically?

  • Ask an Angel: February 23, 2017

    How is dementia different from Alzheimer’s? Aren’t they the same thing?

  • Ask an Angel: February 9, 2017

    The recent events in our world have made me very suspicious about so many things. I hear about scams and wonder if there are things seniors should be aware of in our community.

  • I am recently widowed and I am realizing that I just can’t do things as easily as I once could do. I want to retain my independence, but with so many scams in the world, I am skeptical about asking for outside help.

  • Ask an Angel: January 12, 2017

    My mom and I travel together once a year. It’s a tradition, but this year her health has been compromised, and I am not sure she will be able to keep up like she used to. My desire is for her to relax and not be stressed about her limitations. I wonder if there are any ideas or tips that could ease the stress?

  • Ask an Angel: December 15, 2016

    This will be my first holiday spent alone. My husband died six months ago and we never had children. I don’t know how to get through the long winter by myself as well.

  • Ask an Angel: December 8, 2016

    The current events of our time are making me feel overwhelmed and depressed. How can I fight the down feelings I have?

  • Ask an Angel: November 17, 2016

    My wife has been diagnosed with cancer and I am devastated. We both are. My worry is that she does everything at home. The cooking, cleaning, etc. Where do I start?

  • Ask an Angel: November 3, 2016

    It is very difficult to keep track of my medication. Every now and then, my doctor changes my medications and I have trouble trying to keep it all in order. How can I manage all my prescriptions easily?

  • Ask an Angel: October 20, 2016

    I am not interested in moving out of my home! My children are encouraging me to consider moving to assisted living because I have fallen twice. I did not get hurt, yet they are alarmed. Any suggestions?

  • Ask an Angel: October 6, 2016

    I landed in the hospital after a fall in my home. I had to go to rehab, and I don’t want it to happen again! I consider myself in good shape and a youthful senior, yet this fall took me by surprise. What can I do?

  • Ask an Angel: September 22, 2016

    My dad has been released from the hospital to a rehab facility. I have been informed by the staff there that he has is a very difficult patient.

  • Ask an Angel: September 8, 2016

    My sister and I disagree on how to care for mom. She lives out of state, and I am here, and involved in her day-to-day care. Since the care falls on my shoulders most of the time, I find myself feeling overwhelmed and resentful.

  • Ask an Angel: August 25, 2016

    My dad fights us when we suggest he take a bath. He has memory issues, but it doing pretty good in many areas of his life. His hygiene, however, is a problem and is getting embarrassing. How can I get him to shower?

  • Ask an Angel: August 11, 2016

    I have noticed that my father has been accumulating a lot of “stuff” in his house. I was not concerned about it, but at my last visit to his home, I was somewhat alarmed as I saw the house in disarray. How do I encourage him to get rid of the clutter?

  • Ask an Angel: July 28, 2016

    My once vibrant husband has been showing increased signs of memory loss. I am heartbroken, and sometimes feel guilty because my patience wears thin, especially when he repeats the same questions. How can I deal with the repetitive behavior calmly?

  • Ask an Angel: July 14, 2016

    I really need to stay fit! I see all types of classes in my community, but quite frankly I am a little self-conscious about trying them out. I have good intentions, but never make it to the class. How can I get motivated enough to attend one?