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  • 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?

  • Ask an Angel: June 30, 2016

    I seem to be overwhelmed with worry, especially in today’s world. There is so much going on! How do I fight these feelings of worry? I don’t think I’m alone on this!

  • Ask an Angel: June 16, 2016

    During a recent visit with mom, I was alarmed to find weeks’ old food in the fridge. I am afraid she can get sick from these foods if she isn’t aware of the danger that exists. How can I help her realize she has to throw old food away?

  • Ask an Angel: June 2, 2016

    I have to admit I have been questioning my driving ability. While I can’t fathom the thought of giving it up totally, I’ve made some steps to limit my driving. I don’t drive at night, for example.

  • Ask an Angel: May 19, 2016

    I am the sole caregiver for my mother and I live out of state. She lives alone and her care needs have been minimal until recently. Do you have any suggestions on caring for someone long-distance?

  • Ask an Angel: May 5, 2016

    My husband and I need to put a power of attorney in place. What are some important considerations to know about as we do this?

  • Ask an Angel: April 21, 2016

    I am my mother’s caregiver and up until recently things have been going well. She has dementia. Recently, I have been unable to sleep through the night because she gets up and wanders throughout the house.

  • Ask an Angel: April 7, 2016

    I have been the primary caregiver for my mother for the past five years. She recently passed away and I am feeling overwhelmed with grief, but also feel lost as a person.

  • Ask an Angel: March 24, 2016

    Help. Since my mother passed away, I’ve noticed my father has been drinking. When I confront him, he denies it, but it is obvious. I know he is grieving, but this is troubling. I’m not sure how to approach this.

  • Ask an Angel: February 25, 2016

    My mother started having anxiety and had to be hospitalized for this. She is 82 and I have noticed she is not “herself” since the anxiety surfaced in her life.

  • Ask an Angel: February 11, 2016

    My father’s diet is absolutely horrible, and it includes mostly carbs as well as sweets. I saw a change in his weight after my mother died where he has actually gained weight, and I wonder how I can get him back on track.

  • Ask an Angel: January 28, 2016

    My four siblings and I had a family meeting over the holidays to discuss the needs of our parents. We agreed to hire a caregiver to assist them in their home. Excellent referrals came from friends and we thought we were on our way to reduce our worry and stress regarding their care.

  • Ask an Angel: January 14, 2016

    I have relocated to the area and I am searching for a new doctor. I was very comfortable with my former doctor, and I find myself challenged in trusting a new practitioner. How do I know who would be a good fit for me?