Do Families Sometimes Want Their Elderly Relatives to Do Too Much?

Many people have elderly relatives who never stop moving, never stop working on something. But not everyone can accomplish that.

An elderly woman in a striped shirt and dark pants sits in an arm chair with a pattern in shades of green. She is pointing with her right hand and holding a young pug on her left side.
My Mother Meeting a New Relative. (Source: Photo by the Author.)

Don’t Expect Miracles

One of my brothers loves to give our 91-year-old advice on how to do things around the house. He doesn’t understand that she can’t do things he takes for granted. He thinks she…



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Anne Marble

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