Concern for my older parents

@good2Bme (103)
United States
January 24, 2007 8:49am CST
My parents are in their seventies and I am seeing such a change in them. Health issues, dealing with the death of my brother from cancer, mom's memory, dad's concern for her. They have become very involved in the church which I believe is their greatest strenght. But, they are not the same people I knew 5 years ago~there closer to each other and closer to God. Yet I can see the pain in their eyes. Cancer taking their only son has been devestating. I am concerned for their health and emotional well being. I know visiting them more would help both of us but do you have any suggestions for me? Alzheimer's runs in our family and this concerns me for my mother.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I certainly understand your concern as my parents are in their sixties and have seen some changes as well, mainly their health. I would just try and spend as much time with them as you can and help them when they need help doing things, whether around the house or shopping. Try and do some fun things together which may help take their mind off of losing their son and other things that might be making them feel down. That is good that they go to church and are active there as that is a good way to gain strength in one's self and feelings.
@good2Bme (103)
• United States
26 Jan 07
My mom just called as I was reading this and I set up a lunch date with them~she seemed tickled that I asked. Thanks!