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“The Grey Zone”: How to Handle Partially Incompetent Aging Parents

Your aging parent seems ok one day. The next day, he can’t find his way out the front door. Is he really losing it? Or is it just a temporary thing? What we call “the grey zone” is that place

Can Seniors With “Early Dementia” Safely Handle Money?

Hello,   Are you concerned about an aging loved one in the early stages of dementia? In our consulting practice, we often come across the problem of elders who are losing capacity for decision-making, but are not completely incapacitated. We

The Unexpected Cost of Aging Parent Crises

Aging Parent Crisis – How To Cope Aging parents are living longer than ever and it creates a new need for their adult children: you have to know what to do with the many crises that come up. As our

3 Critical Things Left Out Of The Health Care Reform Debate

The political battle on health care reform rages on. But the debate totally misses some important features of the Affordable Care Act that directly affect elders. Maybe people who oppose the Supreme Court decision don’t want to look as if

Are Our Aging Parents Taking Too Many Pills?

Did you ever ask your aging parents how many prescriptions they are taking?    The answer could surprise you.  Sometimes there are so many pill bottles, no one is keeping track of all of them.  Parents’ memory loss, too many

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent?

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent? We hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring and this time of renewal.  Mikol and I have recently moved our offices to new, brighter and better space and we’re feeling

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent?

Hello again. Carolyn and Mikol here. We hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring and this time of renewal.  Mikol and I have recently moved our offices to new, brighter and better space and we’re feeling very renewed!  Wouldn’t

New Fraud Alert for Your Aging Parents

Carolyn and Mikol here. We just got in an alert from the The National Legal Resource Center (NLRC) and we wanted to share it with you. Can you believe this?   Professional criminals are now targeting people with diabetes to scam

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AGING PARENTS: The Seminar A Program For Professionals To Offer Real Help For Families Adult children donít want to think about it and, all too often, their parents donít want to talk about it. But everyday, hundreds of thousands of

How To Deal With A Dangerous Older Driver

How to Handle a Dangerous Older Driver …………………………………………$17.00 Volume 1 in this 9 part series is filled with practical, step-by-step advice about the older driver in your life who may be worrying you. It explains how to help your aging

How to Handle Money for Aging Loved Ones

How to Handle Money for Aging Loved Ones ..downloadable E-Book $9.95 How to Handle Money for Aging Loved Ones $9.99 Volume 6 of this series gives any person responsible for handling money for an aging loved one solid tips on

How to Choose a Home Care Worker

How to Choose a Home Care Worker ……………………$17.00 Volume 2 of our series describes the best way to choose a worker to help your aging loved one at home. The consumer oriented information will keep you from making costly mistakes

How to Understand the Pros and Cons of Assisted Living

How to Understand the Pros and Cons of Assisted Living …………………$17.00 Volume 3 in our series is for anyone who is thinking about moving a loved one or going to an assisted living facility. It clears up some common misconceptions,

How to Choose a Nursing Home

How to Choose a Nursing Home $17.00 Volume 4 in the series helps anyone who is struggling with the decision to place an elder in a nursing home. Besides giving consumer guidance on how to find out the strengths and

How to Find and Use a Care Manager

How to Find and Use a Care Manager ………. $17.00 Volume 5 of our series explains an important resource for those who need a little help with an aging loved one, or a lot of help. You will learn how

How to Handle Family Conflicts about Elders

How to Handle Family Conflicts about Elders ………………………………….$17.00 Volume 7 of our series provides helpful information to families who are having disagreements about their aging loved ones. Few things can be more stressful, and many siblings and other relatives get

How to find a Good Lawyer for Mom or Dad

How to find a Good Lawyer for Mom or Dad ………………………………$17.00 Volume 8 of our series is for those who are trying to help aging parents update the estate plan, as well as find a lawyer when something has gone

How to Stand Up for Your Elder in the Health Care System

How to Stand Up for Your Elder in the Health Care System ……………..$17.00 Volume 9 of this series helps you learn how to be an advocate for your aging loved one when you are dealing with the health care system.

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  • What To Do When Medicare Screws Up Your Aging Parent’s Bill August 21, 2017
    Most of our aging parents receive Medicare, which is supposed to pay “covered medical costs”. And for the most part, it does. But then there are the mistakes. Are your aging parents helpless when Medicare refuses to pay for something that…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Nip A Predator’s Scheme In The Bud — Stop Your Aging Parent From Becoming Prey July 12, 2017
    Rhonda is a 91-year-old widow and lives independently. She has a few million in investments and has planned well for retirement. Her two sons are busy and leave her to make decisions about her money independently. What Rhonda’s sons didn’t…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Intrusion or Just Being Safe? Monitoring Aging Parents’ Finances June 13, 2017
    For most adult children with aging parents, there is often the dilemma of whether or not they should be involved with monitoring their aging parents spending habits. You want to honor their independence, but what if they show signs of…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Heed These Warnings About Aging Parents’ Medications June 9, 2017
    Is your aging parent one of the many battling Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and taking medication? Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk, a Silicon Valley, California-based geriatrician, recently quoted in an article in The Mercury News, strongly advises against elders…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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