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Where Do We Go From Here

Question: Dear Luise: I have a question for my mother-in-law. She has $40,000 to her name. Her husband is very sick in the hospital. We don’t know what the bills will come to and we want to advise her in some way to help. They currently rent a condo. They had to sell their home […]

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How Can An Isolated Senior Volunteer

Question: Dear Luise: I am 80 years old and love having email and being able to connect with my family. I also enjoy columns like yours. I feel like I have company when I read your posts. I was wondering if there are any senior sites where people like myself can volunteer or help. I […]

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Carnival Cruise Possibility

Question: Dear Luise: Should we invite ourselves on the Carnival Cruise designed for elderly travel that our friends are taking? My husband and I exchange Christmas cards with an old boyfriend of mine and his wife. Ten years ago, we were in their part of the country for my 50th high school reunion and we […]

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Advice Regarding Advancing Age Sought

Question: Dear Luise: My husband is starting to lose his short-term memory and also his ability to follow conversations and think things through. We have a wonderful relationship and talk about how this is affecting each of us, and our life together. You have mentioned that your husband is in his mid-90s. Are you running […]

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Alone At Last

Question: Dear Luise: My sister tells me that she is falling back in love with her husband after decades of mutual disinterest. Is this possible or is she just giving me a tough time because it hasn’t happened to me? Thanks. Margaret Answer: Dear Margaret: Once sisters…always sisters, right? It sounds like you are still […]

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My Friend Is Constantly Complaining

Question: Dear Luise: I have a friend that has been pretty special to me over the last forty years. We were young, working wives when we met. We got together away from work and our husbands got along. The years have brought us both a lot of good and bad. Both of our husbands have […]

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Can We Pass On A Nursing Home

Question: Dear Luise: I have heard that there is an alternative to putting someone in a nursing home that it involves providing home care. I have a parent that is going to need some kind of specialized care soon and I’m trying to look into what our options are. Have you heard about this kind […]

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