“I just can’t get the checkbook to balance this month.” Those words were my first inkling that Mom might not be as sharp as she once was. I was taken by surprise. She had managed her own finances with aplomb for many years, and all I provided was a little coaching. She remembered all of her appointments and medications and often reminded me of important dates. How did I miss the warning signs? Had I purposely been blind to the subtle indicators that something was off? The answer was yes, because I didn’t want her to change. This is […]