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Hidden Truths About Reverse Mortgages

Who would ever think of a reverse mortgage being a form of financial elder abuse? There are some hidden dangers in these products and you need to know about them.  Unsuitable mortgages are abusive.  They are not right for some

New Year Wake-Up Call: The Trip to Emergency for Mom

It’s Carolyn and Mikol. We just spent the holidays with Mikol’s Mom, Alice, who is doing fine at age 89.  She is with it enough to get on a plane by herself and arrived in good condition.  We enjoyed our

A Letter from “Mom and Dad”… posted on our AgingParents Facebook

                My child, When I get old, I hope you understand ‘n have patience with me In case I break the plate, or spill soup on the table because I’m losing my eyesight,

“My Dad Has Dementia-He’s Being Horrible to Me!”

I’m hearing this same painful thing a lot lately. Aging parents who have “early dementia” are refusing help and verbally abusing their adult kids who are trying to help. In all these situations, the aging parent was a controlling type

89-Year-Old Reveals The Secrets Of Long Life

Alice knows.  She’s 89 and she works at her health. She is a widow and lives alone. My husband and I just spent some time visiting  my mother in law, Alice, and we were pleased to see that she is

Elderly Couple for 62 years – We are only as old as we feel!

An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he’ll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance. We are only as old

Hidden Truths About Long Term Care Insurance

Should you or shouldn’t you? Seems as if someone is always promoting the purchase of long term care insurance. Most of us don’t want to think about getting old and needing anything like that. If we ever think about it,

What kind of exercise will you be doing at 90 years old?

Handing Over The Keys, Aging Parents Assisted Living In A RV Park

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How To Successfully Take Control Of Your Aging

We need a movement. We need a rallying cry. We can’t just sit around and let ourselves fall apart as we get older. We can’t stop ourselves from aging, but we can probably change the way we do it. So,

How To Break Free From Personal Limits With Your Aging Parent

Hi Friends – It’s Carolyn and Mikol. Hope you are doing well We just got back from Boston for a family wedding and had a really great time. We had a chance to see this amazing city briefly and we

The Danger Of Your Aging Parent Covering Up Dementia

The signs are subtle at first. The brain-destroying disease that creeps up unannounced and steals your loved one comes in disguise. “Maybe he’s just getting old”, you tell yourself. Your aging parent may have noticed being unable to remember things

Falling risk for residents increases after antidepressant changes, study shows

Beware of anti-depressants and older adults Nursing home residents have a fivefold increased risk of falling in the two days immediately following a change in the dosage of certain antidepressants, a new study finds. Nursing home staff should more carefully

Albert Brooks on The Daily Show about Aging in America 2030

Check List For Determining The Best Nursing Home

Here is a great checklist if you are in the process of looking at which nursing home you are going to place your aging parent or loved one. CLICK HERE NOW

Have Aging Parents Discovered The Power Of Music Videos?

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Beware of This Financial Advice About Aging Parents

Have you ever heard this? “Your dad paid taxes all his life. Let the government take care of him.  He should get rid of his assets so he’ll qualify”.
This may be considered “good” advice by some financial planners.  Here’s why

Escape to the adventures of senior living

Clark Retirement Community World’s first-ever senior citizen lipdub! Residents from Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids Michigan, team up with Grand Valley State University Film & Video Production students, alumni, and professors to create this sassy video to the jazzy-sweet

How Much Should You Help Your Aging Parents Financially?

While boomers save for retirement, some are also helping to support their own parents—and wrestling with some tough questions. Violet, age 92 and still living alone in her own home, is running out of money. She took out a mortgage

Thinking of My Dad on Father’s Day

By CAROLYN ROSENBLATT Hello, again. It’s Carolyn and Mikol. As for me, Carolyn, I just wanted to share some thoughts this Father’s Day. He’s been gone a long time, but I always feel a little pang on this day. I

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