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Keep It Together: Tips on Living Closer to Your Senior Loved Ones

When our loved ones reach a certain age, it’s natural for us to want to be closer to them. Deciding how to go about making this happen is not always easy and there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few to consider before you make any concrete decisions....

Avoid the most stressful life events at once for your parent

The most stressful life events are: Death of a loved of a loved one Major Illness Moving Divorce Job loss When one spouse dies or has to suddenly go into a long term care facility, and the other spouse cannot live at home alone, you have just triggered two of the...

Should you sell your home?

When is the right time to sell your home if you are an older adult? If you have lived in your home for decades and feel so comfortable there but you are aging, should you sell now? When is the right time? There are many factors that go into a decision to sell. The...

Caregivers and loneliness. You can feel lonely hundreds of miles away.

Caregiving is usually done alone A caregiver living with someone who requires full time or near full time care can feel very isolated and lonely. His or her interests and pursuits are no longer possible to do - their entire existence is being a caregiver. Friends and...

Dehydration and the elderly – a serious problem

While mild dehydration can be uncomfortable to most of us, severe dehydration in the elderly can be deadly. Worse, older adults are less likely to feel thirsty. When we age, we don't feel as thirsty as we did. The signals that told us to drink are dulled. Adding to...

When to give up trying and let go.

If you try to do everything that is best for your aging parents or relative you may hit resistance from the very person you are trying to help. Maybe you want them to exercise, eat better, stop smoking or stop driving. You have been understanding, tough, screamed,...

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