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My brother emotionally abuses my mom. In order to try to help with the situation I would like to send him some information to help him understand changes a women goes through when she gets older.

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Windy, a lot depends on what is going on with your mom. Does she have dementia or is she simply showing signs of vulnerability with age? Does she have female specific issues?

I'm not sure what format your brother would prefer or even if he's interested in learning, but this site is packed with articles that could help him understand aging, dementia and caregiving. Also, disease specific sites such as the national Alzheimer's Association or the Diabetes Association or the Arthritis Foundation can be very helpful.

As for books, The Mayo Clinic has an abundance of books on aging covering general aging as well as specific diseases such as Alzheimer's. They are medically sound as well as reader friendly. I'd suggest that you browse their site and look over the choices of material.

Please keep in touch with us and let us know how you are doing. Also, more information could give us a chance to better help you.
Carol
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Thanks again Carol. Yea, my mom is just showing sings of aging. My brother has always been "not nice" but it is just becoming more and more often that he talks mean to her and makes her think she can't do anything. I will check with the Mayo Clinic. I did find a PDF regarding the "aging process" on another webpage so that will help all of us. Thanks again.
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I highly recommend the book, "The 36-Hour Day" by Nancy Mace, et al., for you as well as your brother, especially if you're considering becoming her caregiver. It's in layman's terms and it really helped me discern the difference between some of the behaviors that come with "old age" and dementia, and how to respond when those behaviors begin to change or worsen.
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