Assessing the options when a parent is in decline
Original post made on Mar 7, 2014
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on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:10 am
After my mother died 10 years ago, I had to manage my feeble father's affairs, and still do even after his death in 2008.
The stress was overwhelming, and contributed to my getting divorced. My spouse, who is an MD, could help with the medical challenges I faced with my father, and was worthless emotionally for me, and what I was experiencing.
on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm
Nora Charles is a registered user.
I'm sorry to read what you went through. My mother (in another city) had a long, lingering decline, and died last year. It was emotionally draining and just sad beyond words. Now I worry about my elderly father. I can't imagine how hard it would be without supportive people in your life.
I applaud Paula Wolfson's work, and should probably find my way to her office!
on Mar 12, 2014 at 9:10 am
How I wish I knew about Paula when my father was still alive and living in Palo Alto. A sibling took over everything he owned and gave little to no assistance except to reside in the family home and spend as much of my fathers money including selling the home without allowing any family members to go through sentimental items. If we knew about Paula, maybe our family would have come together with her help and guidance. Now, we are a family divided. Those who hold onto our memories and love for one another while a sibling holds onto what cash she took that seemingly means more to her than relationships with her family. Such a shame. Rest in peace Mom and Dad.