Before I get into the lessons I learned from visiting my parents recently; you need to know a few things.
- My father, 81, is struggling physically and had to make the decision no one wants to make: put their spouse of 58 years into long-term care.
- My mother, 77, suffers from late-onset Alzheimer's.
- I am their only child.
Twice a year, I fly from my home in Houston, Texas, to where they live - south of Orlando, Floria, to help Dad do what he needs to do but can't and visit Mom (who still...