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Three Tips For Talking To Aging Parents About Costs Of Future Care

Three Tips For Talking To Aging Parents About Costs Of Future Care by Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney Can you imagine your aging parents losing their independence? It might be the conversation they don’t want to have with you.

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

What You Don’t Know About Medicare Open Enrollment Can Cost You

Mikol and I wish you well from AgingParents.com. As you’re probably seeing ads on TV or getting solicitations in the mail about Medicare plans, here are a few things you should know if you, your aging parents or a family member

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,

Tigra went to doggie heaven

Carolyn and I want to sincerely thank everyone in our AgingParents family for your most kind thoughts and prayers. Tigra our most wonderful dog and companion has gone to the great dog park in the sky. May she rest in

What Our Very Old Dog Is Teaching Us

Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. Our sweet 16 year old dog, Tigra, getting frail, is in failing health now.  She is teaching us about acceptance.  I don’t want to learn it.  I don’t want to know that I will

This is what 66 looks like

What is the secret to successful aging ?

  With retirement and aging, older adults can find themselves with a lot of free time and not many ideas of what to do. Some alternatives to keep the mind busy and active are volunteering, starting another business, embarking on

This will make you smile……91-Year-Old to Run Sunday’s San Diego Marathon

91-Year-Old to Run Sunday’s San Diego Marathon Harriette Thompson hopes to break her age-group record. By Hannah McGoldrick;                     Image by MarathonFoto Published May 30, 2014 Harriette Thompson Running San Diego

Let’s Re-define “Old”: What Does It Mean Anyway?

Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. Who doesn’t have negative stereotypes about aging? No one, especially Boomers, wants to think of ourselves as “old”.  We’re middle aged, we’re “senior”, we’re old-er, but old? Never. Our society just doesn’t have a positive

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

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

Medical and Health Part 1 (Understanding and Navigating the Health Care System)

Part I – Understanding and navigating the healthcare system 6:44 For many of us, the first time we are aware that our lives are about to change is when we hear that our parent has been admitted to a hospital.

Medical and Health Part 2 (Mental and Physical Wellness)

Medical and Health Part II – Mental and physical wellness – seeing the big picture 9:58 What is the most important component of positive aging? Is it physical, mental, or something else? This program discusses ways to look at the

Housing and Support Services Part 2 (Living Independently At Home)

Living independently at home is the preferred choice for seniors and if you’re an adult child it should be your first choice as well. But how can you prolong the time that your parent can live at home, alone? The

Housing and Support Services Part 3 (Assisted Living)

Part III – Assisted Living 10:16 When the time comes that a parent can no longer live independently at home is no longer viable for health or safety reasons, an assisted living facility is a great alternative. Assisted living options

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

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  • The Looming Crisis: Aging Parents And Adult Children Still Living At Home February 17, 2017
    You may know of an older individual or couple who has a middle-aged adult child living with them in their home. We are not talking here about those who sensibly chose a multi-generation household for good reasons. And this is…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Putting The Fun In Aging February 4, 2017
    In this society, we don’t usually think of aging as a fun time, but there are plenty of seniors who see things differently. Yes, they may have their physical limitations that came on later in life. Yes, there are things…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • 3 Things Everyone Should Know About Home Care Workers February 4, 2017
      It starts innocently enough. The watchful adult child, usually the daughter notes that her mother is having more trouble with walking and caring for herself. She thinks some help a few days a week would allow mom more independence.…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • The Language Of The Healthcare System-Plain English Please February 3, 2017
    We probably all feel somewhat lost in a hospital or nursing home (aka “rehab facility”). Unless you’ve been educated in or have been a part of the healthcare system yourself, it is like a foreign land. When an aging parent…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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