5 Responses to “Medical Treatment vs. Quality of Life for Our Aging Parents”

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  1. I fortunately do not have this problem at a personal level. Some years ago, I was doing some voluntary work with persons with MS and found this problem a very acute one and the families going nuts grappling with it. I can therefore understand your frustration. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done that will make everyone happy.

  2. Lori -SpaceAgeSage

    Wow. Another tough situation no one prepares us for. I don’t know what I’d do, but I don’t limit myself to medical doctors. We also see a non-traditional doctor. I’m also familiar with tea tree oil, essential oils, colloidal silver, and herbal teas. I’m even investigating Thought Field Therapy as a way to improve my mother’s mental and emotional ups and downs. Sometimes these things are a shot in the dark; sometimes they work out remarkable well, like the recent use of Bach Flower remedies. I guess I just keep trying things that I know can’t hurt in hopes improvements can be made to my mom’s quality of life.

  3. Dear rummuser,

    Thank you for sharing your personal experience of this question from the MS families’ perspective. It helps other family caregivers feel they are not alone in their wonderings.

    Dear Lori — SpaceAgeSage,

    I like how you think “out of the box” re medical alternatives. This is a well-put caregiver’s mission statement: “I guess I just keep trying things that I know can’t hurt in hopes improvements can be made to my mom’s quality of life.” Thank you.

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