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Granny Has a New Boyfriend

By Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., B.S.N., Attorney When it comes to elders, most of us don’t think of romance. For some reason, our culture seems to entirely dismiss the concept that older people, divorced or widowed, might fall in love

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

How to handle a dangerous older driver

“How To Help A Dangerous Older Driver Give Up The Keys For Good”                                                          There comes a time in every elder’s life that driving is no longer safe for anyone on the road. Whether you’ve already had “the talk” –

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

5 Things You Need To Do After A Holiday Visit With Aging Parents

Sometimes, there’s just no substitute for a face to face visit.  Adult children may be getting a wake-up call this season when  you visit aging parents.  Little things you can’t learn in a phone call can come to light. Their

Where in the USA Do Men Live the Longest?

Where in the USA Do Men Live the Longest? Hello again. Carolyn and Mikol here. We hope that spring has brightened your life in some way, as it has ours. I was struck by a recent article in our local

Has Your Aging Parent Told You to “Mind Your Own Business”?

Getting rebuffed hurts. Have you ever tried to talk to your aging parent about finances and been told to take a hike? “Just mind your own business. I’ll be fine”. Or has your aging parent ever said, “Let’s talk about

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

How to Handle Money for Aging Loved Ones

How to Handle Money for Aging Loved Ones ..downloadable E-Book $9.95 How to Handle Money for Aging Loved Ones $9.99 Volume 6 of this series gives any person responsible for handling money for an aging loved one solid tips on

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

Elderly Couple for 62 years – We are only as old as we feel!

An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he’ll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance. We are only as old

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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,

How To Break Free From Personal Limits With Your Aging Parent

Hi Friends – It’s Carolyn and Mikol. Hope you are doing well We just got back from Boston for a family wedding and had a really great time. We had a chance to see this amazing city briefly and we

Falling risk for residents increases after antidepressant changes, study shows

Beware of anti-depressants and older adults Nursing home residents have a fivefold increased risk of falling in the two days immediately following a change in the dosage of certain antidepressants, a new study finds. Nursing home staff should more carefully

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  • For Aging Parents: Will End Of Money Come Before End Of Life? November 27, 2019
    Everyone wants our money to last as long as we live. That’s a plan financial advisors offer when they can. But it may not work out that way when long-term illness creates a demand for long-term caregiving. In one case…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • What Rights Does An Aging Parent With Dementia Have To Make Decisions? November 21, 2019
    When an aging parent is diagnosed with dementia of any kind, it can be devastating and confusing to the family. For some, there is denial: ”it’s not that bad, I don’t see anything wrong with her, and let’s just let…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Power Blackouts: Aging Parents at Risk November 2, 2019
    Imagine your aging parent or other loved one living alone and losing power from a natural disaster or an intentional blackout. What would they do? It’s fire season in California and with it come massive preventive power cutoffs from the…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Son Waited Too Long To Help His Parents: Here’s What Happened October 17, 2019
    Jackson, 90, wanted a consultation due to confusion about some bills he was supposed to pay for his wife Myra’s care. I met him and saw the bills for many thousands of dollars. Alarms sounded in my head immediately. He…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
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