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7 Signs Your Aging Parents Need Extra Help

While their 84-year-old father recovered at a rehabilitation facility after landing in the hospital with symptoms of a mini-stroke, the Jones (not their real name) siblings took the opportunity to do some cleaning at his house. Opening the fridge, they were shocked to find layers of mold, hardened food and multiple jars of the same …READ MORE

4 Things to Do When Your Parents are Resisting Help

“Doctor, my mom needs help, but she won’t accept it and she won’t listen.” Sound familiar? It’s a complaint I hear all the time from families worried about older parents and aging relatives. And it’s a very real issue that we must address. For better health and wellbeing in older adults, it’s not enough to …READ MORE

Making the Decision to Move: My Mom’s Journey

Several years ago, my mom made a decision that would change how she lived out the rest of her life. Following a lot of family discussions, research, and tears, she made the move to an independent living community. My mom and dad raised my brothers and me in a small-ish (population: 29,000) southern town. She …READ MORE

8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents

I’m going to say something politically incorrect here: Sometimes our elderly parents make us a little nuts. (And sometimes they out-and-out drive us crazy.) We love you, Mom and Dad, but we’ve heard the story about Aunt Cissy pouring wine in the dog’s bowl so many times we can tell it ourselves — in our …READ MORE

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