Aging Parents

A mother and daughter discuss matters with an expert.

5 Conversations to Have About Your Final Years

If you find daunting the prospect of preparing for your final years, here are five tips that may prove helpful.

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5 Important Conversations To Have with Seniors

Taking the time to plan for an older relative's final years can ease worry and uncertainty

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5 Tips to Create a Personalized Memorial Service

Whether it's mementos or music, celebrate the life of a loved one by capturing the essence of who they are.

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4 Ways to Manage Finances for Aging Parents

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

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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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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

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

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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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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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How to Start a Conversation About a Relative's Final Wishes

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

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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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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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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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