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What Will Show Them I Can Take Care of Myself?

There is one argument we hear during so many calls we get at Keeping In Touch Solutions. Mom says she can take care of herself and her daughter thinks she needs help. Each side has their heels dug in and

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How to Treat the Aging Women in Your Family

Have you ever had one of those periods when events came together in just the right way to give you real insight? Well, if you haven’t – pay attention because someday it will happen to you; and if you

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Are You Waiting for a Tragedy to Happen to Your Elderly Parents?

It happens every day, you know. But when I hear about it happening to friends or friends of friends, it makes me so sad. It’s not inevitable that it has to happen this way. Yes, we are all going to get

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How to Handle it When Mom and Dad are Getting Older

Who’s the busiest person you know? I can describe the person I know is one of the busiest, if not the busiest: Female Aged between 40 and 55 Has a spouse and children who may be grown May have grandchildren Works

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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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Home for the Holidays

Many families, especially those living miles away, may be in for a big surprise this year when they go home for the holidays.​You may have the feeling that things are changing right before your eyes.

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Do You Know How to Tell If Your Aging Mom or Dad Needs Help?

Ah, don’t you love the holidays? I know they are very busy and there is just so much more to do, but memories are made at this time of year. I recently had lunch with a friend who confided that she had

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