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.
Three generations of a family

4 Ways to Manage Finances for Aging Parents

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

adult child talking to mom on couch

4 Ways to Talk to Aging Parents About Hearing Loss

Audiologist Dr. Leisa Lyles-DeLeon shares her tips for having difficult conversations about hearing loss with aging parents.

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Helping My Mom Settle into Senior Care

Helping My Mom Settle into Senior Care

How author Melanie Merriman learned to work with her mom as she adapted to an Adult Congregate Living Facility.

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A daughter and her aging mother stop to smell the roses

The Important Stage of Caregiving That No One Talks About

A former hospice consultant shares her journey caring for her aging mother and the one thing no one ever told her about caregiving. 

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A young woman embraces her mother

7 Keys to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

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

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Karen, Mondy and their daughter, Grace, with Virginia

Alzheimer's Disease: Comedy Improv Is a Surprising Resource

As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened, improvisational theater experience gave her and her husband a new way to interact with her mom—and ease the strain.

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Georgene and her father, George

What a Caregiving Professional Learned Caring for Her Family

When her father and mother-in-law needed help, she thought her work had prepared her. She was wrong. Get her practical advice.

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Roberta Messner

Experience Has Taught This Nurse to Trust Her Intuition

A highly trained nurse reveals one of the secrets to her success: Trusting her instincts.

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10 Ways Family Caregivers Can Feel Empowered

These 10 tips to becoming more empowered could serve to give family caregivers hope for better balance and health.

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Jeff, with mom Irene in 2017, says, 'I learned not to regret a single moment.'

4 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

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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A Heaven-Sent Caregiver for the World's Best Nurse

After devoting her life to caring for others, her mother deserved special treatment in her final years. But where would they find just the right caregiver?

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Janice learned to share her mother's care with others.

Could This Caregiver Learn to Care for Herself, Too?

This prolific author needed to spend some time away from home to write her new book. Could she allow herself to leave her mother, who was dealing with Alzheimer's, for a while?

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Senior father and adult son having a conversation on the couch.

How to Have Hard Conversations with Seniors

Follow these 5 tips when tough decisions have to be made about the  health, safety, or well-being of an older loved one.

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A worried senior citizen and his nurse

7 Signs You Could Be a Family Fraud Victim

Take note of these signs that could mean you're a victim of family fraud.

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