AgingParents.com News Letter October 2009
Hello, and to our new readers, welcome to the AgingParents.com newsletter. Well, last month’s article on Dirty Little Secrets About Long Term Care Insurance was a popular one, and generated much interest. We hope you’ll get some new ideas from the articles here. No disrespect is intended by the title “Old Farts on Viagra”.
Carolyn Rosenblatt and Dr. Mikol Davis
Carolyn Was Recently Featured On KRON4 News
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Changing Roles With Your Difficult Aging Parent
Much is written about “parenting your parent”. The notion that we have to tell aging parents what to do, and take care of them, and be in charge of their lives is very uncomfortable for most people. Mom or Dad has always been in charge. He or she was always a difficult person to deal with when we were kids. We don’t think of ourselves as able to switch roles with them. Why is this so hard to do?
Thwarting Theft By Caregivers
Your aging parent, and you need help. You’ve got someone coming into the home to shop for and bathe Dad twice a week. Grandma needs help with cooking, and your worker comes three days a week to do errands and prepare meals ahead of time. It’s a relief. But, in these dire economic times, temptation to take something of value from your elder can rear its ugly head.Caregivers are often unsupervised in the home for long periods. Our aging parents and elders may be forgetful or have impaired thinking. They’re easy enough to fool. That’s especially true if they trust the caregiver. We’re not suggesting that everyone is a thief. We are suggesting increased caution when times are hard. What’s a family member to do?
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