New Technology Helps Long Distance Caregiving

Our busiest day of the year - every year - is the day after Christmas. That’s when the estimated 7 million adult children who have been long-distance careg...

Caring for Aging Parents: Long-Distance & Local Tips

There’s no place like home, right? Sure, but the truth is that whether you’re local to your parent’s area or live out of the state, home visits, no matter ...

5 Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Moving is at the top of every list of “major life stressors.” When most people move they take their stuff with them. But, when seniors begin downsizing pos...

How to Handle Family Criticism During the Holidays

“You know, some of Mom’s shirts are stained. You should take her shopping for some new clothes.” My brother, who comes in town twice a year, was full of su...

Alzheimer’s Awareness: 10 Signs to Watch For

One late-in-life moving situation we often see is when a person has dementia and must be moved to a memory care community. This can be a wrenching decision...

Is a Reverse Mortgage a Good Idea for Seniors?

We got a lot of response to our last article on reverse mortgages  —and a boatload of flak from readers who saw parents and grandparents with reverse mortg...

7 Downsizing Tips For Seniors

Moving is at the top of every list of major life stressors. Especially when seniors begin downsizing possessions, this task becomes daunting. They must sor...

6 Tips for Helping Seniors Manage Medication

Americans are living longer than ever, and seniors are taking more and more medication to keep them alive. According to a US Health and Human Services repo...

DNR Tattoos

Who would get a tattoo on their chest saying, “Do Not Resuscitate” or “No CPR”? Apparently, a lot of people, and it’s creating controversy in the medical w...

The Ethics of Geriatric Fiblets

The term “geriatric fiblet” was coined at the 2000 World Alzheimer’s Congress as “necessary white lies to redirect loved ones or discourage them from detri...

Why My Purse Was in the Freezer

I found my purse in the freezer this week. After appropriate jokes about new meaning for the term “cold cash,” I considered what this might really indicate...

Today's Caregivers Are Unprepared for Estate Liquidation

Family and friends who help care for a loved one expect to cook meals, run errands, manage medications and the myriad other tasks that help an elderly or i...

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