Aging Parents

Advice on what to do when you are caring for aging parents: where they live, what they need, how you can best manage the next phase of life.

  • Is Your Dad This Crazy?

    Is Your Dad This Crazy?

     No matter how much you love your father, certain phone conversations can be irritating … or irritatingly hilarious. A humor…

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Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer's Awkward Phone Calls with Father
Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer’s Awkward Phone Calls with Father

No matter how much you love your father, certain phone conversations can be irritating … or… >>

5 Universal Design Needs for Aging in Place
5 Universal Design Needs for Aging in Place

If you'd like to grow older at home (known as aging in place), you'll need to consider these… >>

17 Father's Day Activities Your Dad Will Appreciate
17 Father’s Day Activities Your Dad Will Appreciate

For every kind of dad, there's a perfect Father's Day activity for both of you to enjoy and… >>

Scary Food-Drug Interactions You Should Avoid
Scary Food-Drug Interactions You Should Avoid

Eating certain foods while you or your loved ones take specific meds could cause dangerous side… >>

How to Live to 100: 12 Simple Rules
How to Live to 100: 12 Simple Rules

Sure, your genes have something to do with your life span, but the doctors we spoke to agreed that… >>

A Lesson In Medicare for Caregivers
A Lesson In Medicare for Caregivers

Want to know more about Medicare? For caregivers, Medicare can seem confusing and complex. Here… >>

Memorable Pets for Alzheimer's Patients
Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart… >>

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Do “No CPR” Policies Make Sense?

You may have read about a nurse refusing to administer CPR to Lorraine Bayless, an 87-year-old… >>

Caregivers: Is a 'Granny Pod' What You Need?
Caregivers: Is a ‘Granny Pod’ What You Need?

You grow up living with your parents, but what if, when they get older and need care, they end up… >>

7 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
7 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

You need to make time for yourself in order to avoid the stress that could lead to caregiver… >>

Skilled-Nursing Facilities: Negotiating the Terrain
Skilled-Nursing Facilities: Negotiating the Terrain

Whether or not we plan to, many of us might need to spend time in a rehabilitation facility… >>

Aging Parents: How to Transition into At-Home Care
Aging Parents: How to Transition into At-Home Care

Health care services at home can be simplified with this guide to making a smooth transition. >>

7 Alzheimer’s Disease Stages: What Caregivers Can Expect
7 Alzheimer’s Disease Stages: What Caregivers Can Expect

What caregivers can expect from loved ones who are going through the seven Alzheimer's disease… >>

Is Oklahoma Really the Best Place to Retire?
Is Oklahoma Really the Best Place to Retire?

The state’s new motto: Retirees get more bang for their buck. See why the golden years are great… >>

Senior Living: From 55 Apartments to Retirement Housing
Senior Living: From 55 Apartments to Retirement Housing

Which senior living scenario is right for your family's needs? >>

Senior Care: A Crash Course on What's Important
Senior Care: A Crash Course on What’s Important

Dad goes to the ER with a broken hip, you become a caregiver. Here's a go-to guide of the… >>

Sleep Deprived? 8 Tips to Stay Sharp
Sleep Deprived? 8 Tips to Stay Sharp

Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley connect a decline in cognitive function with… >>

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move
How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

How can you decide what to keep and what to toss when you move to a smaller space? Here are some… >>

6 Secrets to Staying Happy–and Sharp
6 Secrets to Staying Happy–and Sharp

Can lifting your spirits boost your brain power? Here are six simple ways to lighten your mood and… >>

6 Ways to Stay Healthier than Your Parents
6 Ways to Stay Healthier than Your Parents

Being overweight, out of shape, short of breath, and having chronic diseases could keep you from… >>