This is definitely a subject very close to my heart. As most of you know, my dear momma passed away in 2006. She lived with me and my dear husband for almost four years. She became very ill at the end of 2004, and things went down hill from there, God bless her. She was in a constant battle for her life, our life's were filled with many trips to her various doctors, and to the emergency room. She spent much of her time in the hospital, yet she never complained. She smiled through all of the pain, and believe me, there was much pain. She suffered from kidney failure, blockages in her stomach, heart problems, dementia, and grand Mal seizures. Taking care of my momma brought my husband and I even closer. He loved her as much as I did, and she considered him a son. They were also dear friends. I watched them laugh together, and cry together. I listened as he expressed his love for her, and she expressed hers for him. I watched, as my husband picked my momma up, and carried her in his arms, out of our apartment, all the way out to the parking lot, and placed her gently in our car, because she was much to weak to walk. She then looked up at him lovingly, rubbed his face, and said,"Thanks good looking, no one has ever swept me off my feet before. I will never forget you." I do not know what I would have done without my husband during the last months, weeks, and days of my mommas life. When she passed away on April 21, 2006, it left a very lonely place in our life's, and an empty spot in our hearts. I went to a very dark place for awhile, but thanks to the love of my Father, and my husband, I survived, and came back into the Light. As for tips for caring for your aging parents, the best advice I can give you, love them, love them, love them. Embrace every moment you have with them, spend time making memories, be gentle with their hearts because believe me when I say, time goes quickly. We love you, and miss you more each day momma. Thanks for the privilege of taking care of you.