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    Frank-$
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    It seems that I have become less patient lately in dealing with my elderly parents and their issues.Maybe its just I have so little time for myself or my own family. I feel guilty about this attitude, Is anyone else in the same boat?

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    Name : Frank-$, City : San Francisco, State : CA Country : United States, 
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    ShirleyAvery
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    Yes. Even though I’m not married with a family of my own, I do have a busy life. My 86 year old mother lives on her own and feels frail, though she gets around pretty well. She’s losing her short-term memory and we’re getting medical help, testing, etc. for that, but other relatives make her feel like an invalid. I try to point out all the things she’s still able to do – read fiction and comprehend, play cards with her friends, function in daily life (except for driving) and I encourage her to do as much as she can for herself. I remind her that she’s not totally incapacitated. I think it makes her feel better & more in control of her life. Just Curious

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    Name : ShirleyAvery, Gender : F, Disability : none, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Jewish, Age : 52, City : st. louis, State : MO Country : United States, Occupation : writer, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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