Aging Parents

Caring for aging parents is both a responsibility and a privilege for grown children. Though supporting elderly parents can be challenging, the gift you give your aging parents by making their lives easy and comfortable is a concrete way to thank them for all the love they have given you in your life.
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A famous hymn made all the difference by lifting their spirits together.

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Follow these practical tips to begin important conversations with your elderly loved ones

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One woman's caregiving journey has lessons all caregivers may need to know.

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A clinical psychologist shares what he learned about dealing with Alzheimer's while caring for his mother through her final years.

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4 Ways to Talk to Aging Parents About Hearing Loss

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Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming.

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