Ask Miriam – Dec 2018

Dear Miriam, My mother has dementia. She lives with my wife, our kids, and me and she’s doing well, all things considered. This is our first holiday since mom’s diagnosis. The problem is that I’m having our extended family over for the holidays and some of my siblings don’t understand how bad mom’s [...]

Ask Miriam – Nov 2018

Dear Miriam, I’m in my late 60s and pretty good health, but, lately I’m noticing how forgetful I’m becoming.  My children keep telling me to see a doctor, but I feel fine and am sure it’s just signs of my old age (ha ha!).  Should I be worried at all? Bailey [...]

Ask Miriam – Oct 2018

Dear Miriam, My mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with dementia, but my husband (her son) doesn’t accept it. He keeps making excuses for her behavior and says it’s just old age, but I’m sure it’s not. I think he’s in denial. Miriam, my husband is an only child and his father cannot take care of her by [...]

Ask Miriam – Sept 2018

Dear Miriam, My father has dementia. He was diagnosed 6 months ago, but I’m sure he’s had it longer than that. Lately, he’s started to accuse me and my children of stealing from him. My dad lives with us and even my kids help in caring for him. We’re not stealing from him, but [...]