Aging Parents

Lori Durham (left) with Allison and Betty; photo by Charlotte Kesl

Suddenly She Was a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

First her daughter and her husband moved in. Then her mother-in-law. So much for her empty nest.

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Lori Durham; videography by Mike Barton

Lori Durham's Advice for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

Lori Durham, who found herself with a full house and new responsibilities shortly after retirement, shares tips for caregivers in a similar situation.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Loved One’s Sleep Routine, as Well as Your Own

The stresses and disruptions of Covid-19 have made good sleep habits more important than ever.

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Prayers for aging parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

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A mother in her golden years with her daughter.

Making Sure Mom Is Well Cared For: Can You Do It All?

Mothering your own mom requires an abundance of time and energy, so getting help is key.

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A caregiver plays piano with her client.

6 Ideas to Keep Your Loved One Engaged at Home During Covid-19

Familiar routines are important to people with dementia, even if you are staying close to home these days.

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A happy retiree at work.

Does Working After Retirement Improve Mood and Cognition?

Connection and engagement can be casualties of leaving the job force, but both are necessary to your well-being.

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Adult siblings discuss a loved one's situation

Share the Care: 7 Tips for Sibling Family Caregivers

An expert on family ties and aging offers suggestions to help siblings cooperate in caring for parents.

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 Rick and three of his siblings pose with Nora (in orange)

The Angel Who Brightened His Mother's Final Years

Living 3,000 miles away, Executive Editor Rick Hamlin wished he could do more for his aging mother. Then came a caregiver named Nora...

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An older gentleman greeting someone on his laptop.

5 Suggestions for a Successful Father’s Day Celebration

Slowing down and embracing the moment can help make for a joyous occasion.

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Actress Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown on Caring for Her Father with Alzheimer's

Even as the actress’s father’s dementia worsened, their relationship deepened

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A woman in her golden years using a laptop to video chat.

Honoring Your Mom on Mother’s Day Even if You Can’t Be Together

Discover how to work with your mother’s caregivers to make her day special

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