Your mother has memory loss.  Everyone else sees it but you don’t want to accept that she can no longer balance a check book or that she should no longer drive.  You think the doctors are making a big deal about all of this.  Maybe it’s time to consider that the doctors and other acquaintances may be right.  How much time do you spend with your mother?  Are you really seeing what goes on day to day?  Are there issues with not taking medications, not eating or other health concerns?  It’s much better to take a proactive approach than having to rush to the hospital when a health emergency has occurred or receiving a call from 911 when your parent has had a car accident that injured other people.  It’s time to listen and consider that there may be value in the information others are providing.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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