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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 11/26/08
My 74 year old mother  is a recovering alcoholic and severely depressed. She lives alone for now but I know very soon she is going to need some help.  She is becoming more and more depressed and wants to see no one.  She is very independent and it will be difficult to convince her that she needs help. I have no idea where to begin caring for her in a way that will not  push her deeper into depression.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Name: Evelyn
Location: Westchester Calif.
Date: 11/26/2008
Time: 10:36 AM


Hello I read your letter, and I would just like to say that trying to just be there like a friend and daughter would be great for her, even though she may not want the company. It's hard to give up your independence and just having that person there maybe will help her when it is time for her to have a companion!


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