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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

3 Brothers Battle Over Mom’s Care and How to Pay for It: Is There A Solution?

This is a real situation, all too common. Three brothers are engaged in pitched battle over their mother’s care and how to pay for it.  Mom is severely demented and can’t care for herself independently. She had long term care

Swiss Daughter Sends Elderly Mother To Thailand For Care

Hello again,  Carolyn here.  Just wanted you to hear about this shocking story. An article in the BBC news, Exporting Grandma to care homes abroad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25438325, describes how a middle aged daughter in Switzerland chose to send her 91 year old mother

Busting The Myth That You Should Let Impaired Aging Parents Make All Their Own Decisions

I am compelled to share these stories with you, sad as they may be. I hope you can learn from the way others handled what was supposed to be doing the right thing.  Or so they thought.   Are you

Make It Easier For Your Adult Children: A New Year’s Resolution

Only about 25% of older adults have taken the time to think about what would happen if they became incapacitated, and have filled out a healthcare directive. This seems pretty unfair to their adult children. Why put the burden on

Coping With Difficult Family And Aging Parents At Holidays: 4 Tips From Dr. Davis

Does your family have difficult people in it that you aren’t so sure you want to see this season?  Or are your aging parents a problem for you at this time of the year?  Some elderly people can get grouchy, irritable and

Healthy Aging and My Inspiration From a 79 Year Old

Hello, again. Carolyn here.  If you’re like I am, you don’t just want to live longer, you want longevity and good health.  So, how do we get there? We all hear the advice about eating right and getting more exercise.  OK, so

Elder Financial Abuse Under Our Noses?

This is unbelievable.  Here we are, always trying to alert people to financial abuse and we think Mikol’s own mom, Alice, has been taken advantage of by her financial advisor!   Alice is 91, is blessed with a great memory

Mother’s Day Wishes

Dear AgingParents Family: Carolyn and Mikol here, wishing each of you moms and your moms a happy Mother’s Day. We are fortunate to have a mom to wish good things to on this day.  Mikol’s Mom, Alice, is still doing

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

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

Hidden Truths About Long Term Care Insurance

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

Successfully Managing Family Conflict

Webinar on Successfully Managing Family Conflict   Hello, again.  Carolyn and Mikol here. Are holiday family gatherings stressing you out? Learn some proven ways to combat stress from Carolyn and Mikol, psychologist, nurse-lawyer team. Our free, 30 minute webinar is

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,

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

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,

A Sure-Fire Strategy To Calm Family Conflicts

We’ve all experienced them. Family conflicts can be some of the most emotionally painful of all. The struggles we have with aging parents are coming up for more of us Boomers because we are getting older. Our parents are living

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,

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

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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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