Q: Both my wife and I are in our late sixties. I worked hard over the years, so that we could have a comfortable retirement and enjoy the time together. But my wife has had Parkinson's disease for many years, and in the last year, there has been a rapid decline. A woman comes in to help for a few hours a day, but most of the caretaker load falls on me. I loved her and cared for her for many years when she was still a person I could relate to. But today she's entirely changed. She doesn't even always recognize me. I simply can't take care of her myself anymore.