What is hospice care? 6 myths about this end-of-life option

A loved one’s dementia will break your heart. Don’t let it wreck your finances

It is among a cluster of studies that point to financial problems as a possible warning sign — rather than just the fallout — of cognitive decline. Carole Shepard, a self-employed geriatric care manager in suburban Pittsburgh, says it’s best to start planning...
What is hospice care? 6 myths about this end-of-life option

Family Caregivers Exchange Tips, Share Stories To Ease Alzheimer’s Losses

Vicki Bartholomew started a support group for wives who are caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s disease because she needed that sort of group herself. “My husband’s still living, and now I’m in an even more difficult situation — I’m...
Moving In with Mom

Moving In with Mom

My 100-year-old mom was heading for the bathroom, and that meant I was headed there too. Until just a few years before, my mom had led a fiercely independent life. And then she got pneumonia. She needed live-in help, and it took me about 10 seconds to decide that that...