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Removing Secrecy In Nursing Home Wrongdoing

After 25 years without changes in basic rules, the nursing home industry is finally being forced to reveal hidden wrongs that happen to residents. Until now, consumers were required to sign arbitration agreements when they were admitted to a nursing

Is Your Aging Parent Safe From Family Predators?

          This really happened. If you had this 91 year old client, what would you do?  Emma liked to play the sweepstakes.  But her memory was starting to decline. A lot.  When it came to her bank account, she forgot

Three Ways Families With Aging Parents Can Stay Out of Court

Do you get along with everyone in your family?  Lots of people don’t. Old conflicts can rise up when aging parents start to decline in health and need help.  When there is conflict in families, it can sometimes escalate to

Boomers: Will You Need Care In Your Own Future?

Hello again, from Carolyn and Mikol at AgingParents.com!   Wishing all of you a beautiful season. Here’s a subject that many of us are involved in right now. Millions of us Boomers are caring for an aging parent.  Some take

Reducing Holiday Stress For Our Aging Parents

Holiday get togethers with family are notoriously stressful, especially when an aging parent or grandparent has a problem with remembering things.  It may be diagnosed as dementia or not, but you can tell that your aging parent has memory loss

Would You Immediately Recognize These Elder Abuse Hidden Scams?

Most days at I get a call from an adult child of an elder, asking me about shady dealings over a parent’s finances. Sometimes it’s the niece, grandson, or other family member the caller is worried about. Sometimes it’s the

My Mom just discovered the joys of ordering on Amazon

Can you believe my mother is turning 92 years young this week, August 24.

Do You Want To Live To Be 100?

Hello again We are always fans of those who have figured out how to age well and we always want to learn a few things from them.  Here’s a fine example:   The Philadelphia Enquirer recently published a piece about Murray Shusterman,

The Worst Excuse For Not Protecting A Vulnerable Parent

 This one shocked me.   Here at AgingParents.com we’ve been hearing elder abuse tales for a long time, but I was stunned when I heard this. A family of 3 siblings has been worried  about their widowed father, who lives alone

The heart never forgets……….this will make you smile.

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Does retirement mean we’re getting OLD?

Ah, retirement.  Most look forward to a time of enjoyment of life and everyone wants to age successfully in retirement.  Do we ever really consider what it takes to age successfully?  It is a new responsibility that few of us

Where Can LGBT Seniors Age Without Discrimination?

We have some thoughts about emerging solutions to an aging part of our population, the LGBT community.   For the longest time, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community got little other than negative press and highlighting of controversial issues.  But

5 Success Tips In Caring For Difficult Parents

First, we do have to put ourselves first sometimes.  What’s best for us, best for our own families and our own peace of mind must be a serious consideration.  Sacrificing our sanity for the sake of caregiving is not the

The Power Of Aging Parents’ Friendships

Hello again.  Carolyn and Mikol here.   We wanted to share a success story with you. It’s about Gerry, an older gentleman whose wife had health issues and could no longer accompany him going out. When they moved to a

Mom’s Dating Adventures at Age 91

Mikol’s Mom, Alice is turning 91 this month.   She’s been widowed for four years. She gets lonely. Where does a woman at this age meet a guy? There are not so many single men around at her age, and she

Can Diet Help You Live Long and Avoid Alzheimer’s?

Hello again from Carolyn and Mikol. Here’s something you may not know:  5.2 million people across this country have dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.   We don’t know what causes it and we don’t know how to stop it.  But, there

“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

5 Things Happy People Are Doing To Age Gracefully

Carolyn and Mikol here. Carolyn speaking: We are away from home and are surrounded at this moment by grey or white haired people. Some look to be aging well. Others not. What’s the difference? We are having a little getaway

45 Lessons Life Taught Me

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .   “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.My odometer rolled

The Scary Trend Of Boomer Addiction

The Scary Trend Of Boomer Addiction In the psychedelic ’60’s, it seemed everyone was “turning on”.  No one worried about using marijuana or other drugs, as it seemed everyone was doing it. Now, many those who came of age in

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  • Natural Disasters and Aging Parents October 12, 2017
    Natural Disasters and Aging Parents Hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes have all struck families this year. Sometimes your aging parent or other loved one is displaced and adult children must suddenly take them in. If your family member was in…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • 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
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