Help for Dad and Mom

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Registered: 10-03-2003
Help for Dad and Mom
Sun, 03-21-2004 - 6:35am
I know this is suppose to be the heart problem and stroke chat room, but it looks like you mostly concentrate on the heart issues. I hope that you can help me though, as I have tried to find another chat board and have had no luck. My dad had a stroke Jan 4. He is home now and with home-therapy can walk with a walker, but obviously is not back to his old self. He is 66 and use to always being on the move. He is now just an all out "crabby" person, which is not only effecting himself, but my mother too. She has recently told me that she is having anxiety attacks, which really worries me. She is 67 and I know the stress of having to take care of my dad and deal with his attitude is probably just becoming too much. She keeps saying she is fine, but obviously she is not. I would appreciate anyone's advice on how to help my parents deal with this. Thank you soo much.