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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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Selecting a Retirement Center

Question: Dear Luise: My husband and I are in our seventies and in pretty good shape. We are trying to wade through the hype from the local retirement communities to decide which is the best. We don’t know if it’s even time to be thinking about this. Everyone tells us we don’t need to make […]

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Senior Romance Is Daunting

Question: Dear Luise: Well, here I am writing to you about the possibility of a senior romance, but what the heck! I’m in my seventies and a widower. I was happily married for fifty-six years and never thought another woman would turn my head. But, you got it, one has. We both participate in the […]

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My Husband Is Going Down Hill

Question: Dear Luise: My husband is getting up there. He is 17 years older than I am, and I often feel insecure about how it will all play out. He is still great to be with as long as I don’t expect him to remember anything. In the “present” he is very cogent and contributes […]

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