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caregiver support for aging parents

2 Things to Think About When You Talk to Your Aging Parents

For some reason lately I have heard a spate of statements like: “She won’t listen to me.” “He’s so stubborn. Even if it makes his life better – and healthier – he still won’t do what I

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They’re Getting Old, How Can I Get Them to Listen to Me?

I recently read a statistic that took me by surprise: While only 25% of the aging parents surveyed report that they are stressed because of their adult children, nearly twice as many adult children report

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What’s the Reason You Keep Secrets from Your Kids?

Recently my 79-year-old neighbor, Grace, was sitting in my kitchen for coffee and a chat. I was a little startled when she leaned in, grinned, and said, “I’m taking tango lessons and none of my kids

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Your Mom Really Is Lucky that You Care

There’s an old Irish blessing that goes, “May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.” It’s always a blessing when your mother is fortunate to live

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Lack of Personal Hygiene Can Signal Mom Needs Help

Does mom refuse to buy new clothes and insist on wearing stained, torn and well-worn clothing? Or, does she wear the same clothes for two, three or more days in a row? Changes in personal hygiene can be

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How Can You Manage Work, Home, Family – and Aging Parents?

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. In fact, the report goes on to say that even if they begin to need day-to-day

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How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Senior Fraud

I got a call this week from a friend of mine, Sandy*, and she was really upset. Her mother, who is 84, got a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller told Sandy’s elderly mother that

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Keep Tabs on Mom with Technology

Recently, Lisa, a friend of mine, noticed that her elderly mom’s health has slipped. And since Lisa can’t be around all the time to watch out for her mom, she wanted to know if I knew of any caregiving

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Do You Have a Village to Support Your Aging Loved Ones?

Have you heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child? Well, as mom and dad get older, it’s literally taking a village to help aging seniors help themselves, so they can stay in their homes

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You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

This is the time of year when we think about family and all we have to be thankful for. One of the high points of the season can be sharing precious moments with aging loved ones. Sometimes as we share

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