Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com and AgingInvestor.com Is your aging parent really difficult? Is this driving you crazy when your parent refuses all your helpful suggestions? If so, you’re not alone Being in the consulting business about aging and working with families is like being the Complaint Department for those who have aging loved ones. Frequently heard complaint at AgingParents.com : my mom won’t listen, and…
Why You Should Think Twice Before Saying "You Look Great — For Your Age"
The truth of the matter is that people are beautiful at every age — not "in spite" of the number, but often because of it.
What Can You Do When A Stubborn Aging Parent Refuses To Give Up Control?
A stubborn aging parent with dementia can endanger his financial safety. When there is a family trust, there is a legal way to remove an impaired person from remaining in control. It can be costly in time and money but worth it.
Advice on Caregiving With Siblings for Aging Parents
Conflicts over caregiving are “extremely common,” said Barry J. Jacobs, a clinical psychologist in suburban Philadelphia and author of AARP’s Meditations for Caregivers . But, he noted, there are ways — often, though not always — to head them off and keep family relationships intact Don’t Expect Equality First, examine your expectations “There are some people who believe that everyone should pitch in equally, since the…
How to Relieve Stress When Caring for an Aging Parent or Spouse
Being the caregiver for an elderly parent or spouse is often a rewarding experience—but it can also be overwhelming. This video provides easy-to-follow tips ...
How to talk with a stubborn parent about health issues
Choosing the right words can help adult children have conversations - rather than fights - with aging parents about living circumstances.
How to parent a stubborn toddler (without losing your cool!)
Use this magical 5-step plan when it feels like a showdown between you and your tot.
What is a Good Blood Pressure Goal for Aging Parents?
Is it 150, 140 or 120? Aging parents need to know what is a good systolic blood pressure goal for them to aim for.
5 Tips: Thriving and Finding Joy in Your Journey with Your Aging Parents
In the final part of my 5 part f.ree Ecourse, I give strategies on how to help YOU thrive and find joy as you journey with your aging loved ones. I like to call it a journey. Why? I think
How to Care for Aging Parents
Try these strategies to make helping Mom and Dad less stressful
How To Care for Your Aging Parents
How do you take care of your parents when they’re no longer able to take care of themselves?
Tips for Caring for Your Aging Parents
Thank you to Acts Retirement-Life Communities for sponsoring the following post. All opinions are my own. My mom and I are quite close. Not only does she live just blocks away from my family and me, but she also spends a lot of time with my kids and me. No matter how old I get, […]
10 Secrets That Aging Parents Keep
From falls to spending habits to abuse to car accidents, there are a range of “secrets” that elders tend to keep from their loved ones. What's are you supposed to do if you find out that your elderly parent is hiding something from the family?
10 Financial Questions for Aging Parent
Have an aging parent? If something goes wrong, you need to know where to find their important legal documents, and know their medical status. Learn how.
Medications and Driving: Tips for Aging Parents
Could Mother's medicine make her drowsy behind the wheel? Aging parents who know drug side effects can be better and safer drivers.
Fraud Guide for Aging Parents Available
Elder fraud and scams targeting seniors are reprehensible, but – as far too many aging parents, spouses and other seniors can attest – they are also unfortunately common. The US Senate Speci
Amy Grant's Tips for Caring for Aging Parents
From playing games, to talking about nutrition, to dealing with finances, Amy Grant gives us some helpful tips on how to care for aging parents - tips she le...
6 Tips for Indoor Gardening for Aging Parents
Is Father missing his garden now that winter is here? Aging parents can try indoor gardening to keep their thumbs nice and green.
8 Tips for Aging Parents Who Drive
How well does Father do behind the wheel now? Aging parents need to read up on tips to help them meet new driving challenges.
10 signs your aging parents need help
Maybe your loved one chatters brightly and reminisces when you are on the phone but after spending hours together this holiday season something was just a little "off..."