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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


I had to move in with mother and dad. Mother has beginning Alzheimer's and dad is in the middle stages. We are trying to get rid of animals (they horded.) It's been 3 months now and this is coming between my husband and my marriage. Not sure how to handle the situation.


Shared by: Roxanna
Champaign, IL

Ask yourself would your parents want you to be squeezed in the middle the answer would be no. Look into placing them in supportive living. You would be able to visit them, and provide some care but would be able to maintain your home and marriage. The time you would spend with them would be quality of time. Taking care of yourself is very crucial. The stress you are under is too much.

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