3 Important Steps to Take When A Loved One Gets Confused:
Colleen Golafshan

It’s so difficult, isn’t it? My mom was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy last year. It’s closer to Parkinson’s than Alzheimer’s, more physical limitations than cognitive.

She needs constant care, though. She was always so independent and now she needs someone to help her just stand up. Between my step-dad, sister, one our cousins and me, we split the time making sure someone is always with her.

It makes it tough when we have spouses and kids, jobs and hobbies. My sister and I get to visit our dad together very rarely because we have to coordinate jobs, kids and our own households with taking care of our mom.

As rough as it is, it’s so much harder for her.

I wish you the best, and I think your mom — excuse me — your mum is good hands.

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