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...

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...

Senior Downsizing Tips: When to Push, When to Let the Clutter Be

Clutter sometimes piles up in an aging senior’s house, and adult children and caregivers often start pushing seniors to downsize. That may or may not be a ...

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...

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...

Today’s Caregivers Are Younger, Need Critical Support

Caregivers are getting younger and younger. In our recent National Care Survey, we were surprised to discover the bulk of caregiving duties are now falling...

Five Easy Tips to Calm Down During a Family Cleanout

During estate liquidations or downsizing, family members often come into heavy conflict. Letting go of a childhood home while working with brothers and sis...

The Quilt That Came Alive: Laura’s Special Project for Grandma

When Laura returned to her hometown to recover after a difficult divorce, she assumed the role of caregiver for her ailing grandmother. Grandma was driftin...

Props for Dad: A Daughter Uncovers Hidden War Memories

What does it take to recover distant memories when a loved one is struggling with dementia or other aging issues? Our writer, Eric Wallace, followed along ...

Home for the Holidays? How to Check on Older Parents

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but the truth is that those brief home visits can become stressful if you are dealing with older parents who a...

Dementia: How Can You Help Protect Mom’s Independence?

The first clue of Mom’s dementia was the forgotten birthday. William’s mother always sent her oldest son a card with a check tucked inside. This year, thou...

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