Plan now to ease strain of being caregiver for elderly parents

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  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    Sept. 20, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    My 92 year old father recently died of factors incident to Alzheimer's Disease. I cared for him for over eight years. Fortunately, my employers gave me a flexible schedule so I could attend to his needs and still work a full-time career. I felt much peace as he died quietly while under hospice care for a few days.

    A few years ago, Dad asked me why he couldn't remember things. I explained that he had Alzehimer's Disease. He asked me how long he had it, and I said "For as long as you can remember." He was satisfied with that answer.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    As an old guy, I'd like to say after 3 day of a visit even fish starts to stink. Every thing has a place put it back where it goes. leave it like you found it. You matter to me, I need the same spirit of things in return.