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How to help an upset sibling?

Talk to them?: Talk to them , listen to them and try to get to the real reason why they are upset. Try to understand where they are coming from. ...Read more

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Sister said I have mci. What is that?

Sister said I have mci. What is that?

MCI: Mild cognitive impairment can present in different ways. Pure amnestic(short term memory loss) mci is now known to be pre alzheimers- 12-15% of these patients will progresss to ad per year. Non- amnestic mci where other areas of brain function are affected is not pre ad; it may remain stable. Both types of mci need close follow up to monitor for progression of illness. ...Read more

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How can I cope with a disabled sister?

How can I cope with a disabled sister?

Sounds like this : has been ongoing and you may need someone to talk to about how difficult to be the healthier sister. Try talking to a counselor so they understand. Being understood in a difficult situation makes you feel less overwhelmed and more appreciated. Try it and find someone you like, There are many therapists out there. dont give up. ...Read more

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How can I help a drug-addicted sibling?

How can I help a drug-addicted sibling?

Be strong: Identify ways you may be enabling your sibling, eg., giving money, lying or covering up behavior, doing too much to keep that person functioning. Some people must hit rock-bottom before they can accept help (NA, rehab and/or hospital). Enabling by others keeps an addict in denial. Plan an intervention and consider professional help to do so. Stay strong and take care of yourself! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can my sister have a slight form of something?

Can my sister have a slight form of something?

Not enough info: to know what you are talking about whether its medical or psychiatric. Please give more info or rewrite your question and submit. Thanks. Yes you can have a slight form of an illness. Happens all the time. ...Read more

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How do I take power of attorney away from a sibling?

How do I take power of attorney away from a sibling?

Not legal advice: This is really a legal question but no individual advice can be offerer here and consulting an attorney would be advised. In general if someone of sound mind gives paower of attorney it is not for anyone to take. Challenging the sound mind decision usually requires a petition to the court for a competency hearing, expert psych evaluation. And an attorney consultation. ...Read more

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How can I prepare my child for the arrival of a sibling?

How can I prepare my child for the arrival of a sibling?

L: This is complex. I would refer you to the american academy of pediatrics website. You can find much useful information there. www.aap.org. ...Read more

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Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

One concern: If you are suddenly tanning for no obvious reason, one thing to rule out is addison's disease. Here are the kennedy brothers -- jack (left) was "naturally more tan", the result of his missed addison's. ...Read more