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What's Happened to My Mother?

How to know when your family member isn't caring for herself, and what to do about it

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Caregiving Glossary
Terms you should know when caring for a loved one.

"Are you my mother?" a lost baby bird asks a dog, a cow and a steam shovel in the beloved classic children's book. Family caregivers often feel just as lost when they ask the very same question: Is this unkempt, confused woman the same person who always insisted I clean my room and wouldn't let me go to school unless the part in my hair was perfectly straight? Unfortunately, the answer is often yes; a woman they've known all their lives is living in a dirty and unsafe place, not eating well (or at all) and failing to take care of her personal hygiene. … Back to Article

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