Monday, October 24, 2011

When Aging Parents Do Become Old: Is There a Tipping Point?

Senior Advisor, R, recently told me she now felt “old.” Most would say “she’s 98. She should feel old.”  Yet I truly believe that wasn’t the case until she recently expressed that new feeling, caused by: a cane.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Aging Parents and Medications: Missed or Mixed up?

Even scarier is the fact that elderly people in their own homes can become confused and forget if the red pill is for hives and the green pill is for heart or vice versa. Click on this website which displays a color picture of every medication you search (it’s easily printed).

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

When Aging Parents Should Move From Their Homes

Do you know the optimum age at which parents should move?
Clue: It's a wake-up call.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Aging/Elderly Parents: Self-Esteem--Vulnerable

Weddings and bridal showers are usually intergenerational events. The celebratory feeling during that time gives old and young the opportunity to easily interact, sharing--for a brief period-- a commonality most of us have experienced. 

My friend's mother--86, independent and in-charge--had a diminishing experience at her granddaughter's bridal shower, an experience even my friend, Katy (a perfect aging parent's daughter) couldn’t have anticipated.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011