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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

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

Wrinkles And True Grit: How Some Women In Our Sixties Are Defying Aging

Do you ever look in the mirror and wonder who that person is with the crow’s feet? And how about the body? What happened to your muscles, you may wonder. Am I getting “old”??  I wonder about these things all

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

A Loved One’s Disastrous Discharge From The Hospital

We hope you are well and that none of you have to go through the experience we just had.   My brother, who had a recent stroke, had to go back to the hospital recently with an infection. They kept

Thoughts On Turning 66

Thoughts On Turning 66   66! Yikes!  Isn’t that when you’re OLD? I looked in the mirror and I didn’t see an old person, so maybe it’s a myth.   I definitely didn’t see a young person though. I had lunch

The Saga Continues: Should You Support Your Low Income Aging Loved One?

As many of your may know, my brother had a massive stroke and was hospitalized for weeks. He went to a rehab facility (aka nursing home) where he got physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy. When it came time for

Can A Dysfunctional Family Come Together To Support A Low Income Loved One?

We’ve just come back from solving a very stressful family situation that got worked out. We’d like to share the experience with you. After my 63 year old brother, already disabled, had a massive stroke, I wondered.  How could he

Are Health Care Directives Worth The Paper They’re Written On?

Are Health Care Directives Worth The Paper They’re Written On?  HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES ONLY WORK IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THEM    1. What is a healthcare directive anyway?   It is a legal document that a person signs, specifying

The Call In The Middle Of The Night

 

It’s Not Just Our Elderly Parents We Worry About: What I Learned From My Brother’s Health Crisis

Hello, again Carolyn and Mikol here. We’ve just returned from an exhausting emergency that began with a phone call. When I picked up, the caller identified herself as a nurse at a familiar hospital. It felt as if my heart

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

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,

Healthy Aging: My Personal Story

At 63, I had retired from my first career in nursing and my second career, practicing law. I started my “encore career”, consulting with those who have aging loved ones about the legal and healthcare challenges they face. I had more

Retirement: Now You Have Time to Work Out, But Are You Motivated?

We have the “No More Excuses Plan” to get you started. Every January, millions of Americans make a resolution to lose weight, or get in shape. And every February or so, millions of them fall off the bandwagon.  The most

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

National Senior Olympics – Never Say You are Too OLD!

WATCH THE FILM FOR FREE Age of Champions is the story of five competitors up to 100 years old who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and

There’s No Law Against Making Stupid Decisions

Howard, 92, loves women.  He has dementia and is legally blind.  He likes to give women checks when they tell him their sob stories about needing money.  He has one daughter, Missy, who is aghast at his conduct. After her mother

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  • Families With Aging Parents: Take Two Protective Measures Against COVID-19 June 12, 2020
    Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com We generally understand that older people are at greater risk than younger people for becoming ill from COVID-19. But everyone wants to get “back to normal”. That meant a more casual attitude and…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Consider A Remedy To Aging Parents Loneliness June 5, 2020
    Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com. The most vulnerable among us, our aging loved ones, are still socially isolated in many places. It may be that senior homes with at-risk elders will be the last to have visitors in…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Some Feel Good News: An Uplifting Feat By A Centenarian May 30, 2020
    By Carolyn L Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com With daily news of how many new COVID-19 cases we see and reports of how many deaths are happening, it’s a nice break to hear of a sweet and uplifting story. At…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Form A Plan To Visit Your Aging Parents and Still Maintain Safety May 22, 2020
    Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com For months, most of us have been following the quarantine rules, staying at home and respecting the infectious nature of COVID-19. We know that our elders, that is, people over 65 are at…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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