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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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What Exactly Is It For? What Are You Waiting For?

A lot of times when we look at a home that has been lived in for four decades, and see lots of clutter and possessions, we look at the wife, the female who leads the family. Because, after all, isn’t

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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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How to Start the Tough Talks

Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of being a caregiver today or anticipating being a caregiver tomorrow, having tough end-of-life conversations prior to times of crisis can make all the difference

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Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiv-ing less stressful and will likely improve the quality

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Begin with the end in mind…..

  “I was worried that something would happen to me and nobody would know – except Fluff- my cat”, said 79-year-old Phyllis. Even though Phyllis enjoys her freedom and independence of living

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The Talk About Paperwork for Grandma

The Talk About Paperwork for Grandma

  Grandmother Rita disappeared after an argument with family members. The Vermont Mass Live reported that the 71-year-old grandmother was last seen wearing floral-print shorts, a blue tank top and

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Help, I Fell and Can’t Get Up!

You are ready for a vacation of your dreams with your family. All of a sudden when you are about to leave, you receive that dreaded call. “Your mother fell at the grocery store. She might have broken

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Aging Mom May be Assertive and Independent – And Lonely

Women tend to live longer than men. It’s been that way for many, many years – at least here in the United States. So it isn’t much of a surprise that in the 2010 Census, 53,364 people age 100 and

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