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These trends and often positive results were not front and center when our senior parents (those 72+) were raising families. Therefore, how they respond to illnesses and disease in their later years is much different from how their adult kids may be responding to their own health and wellness and preventive care ideas.   Basics […]

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Care of parents can mean different things at different life stages with changing needs. As does “who” is caring of a parent. Care is simply defined by the Dictionary as: a. noun-the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone, and serious attention or consideration applied to doing something […]

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Taking care of parents is something adult children never expect will happen to them…until it does. Many people with aging parents want their parent to remain independent and live their years without undue hardship. The reality is parents begin to age, experience decline, and aging problems before adult children even notice. Once they do notice, […]

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Hardly a month goes by that I don’t receive a voice mail or email from a tired, stressed, and worn-out care giving, daughter or son of an aging parent. Friends in the senior care industry also get these same calls from families of aging parents. They often ask me to make contact and determine if […]

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I ask this question a lot, to people whose parent is aging and they are describing a parent’s behaviors and other concerns: Does your parent have Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia? A common answer is: “No official diagnosis. I am not sure if that complicated process is needed.”   Worse Case Scenario A quick response […]

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If we always do what we’ve always done, when relating to our parent who is now aging, we will get the results or responses we’ve always gotten. Stages of Adult Life   You may not have thought about your adult life this way, but there are three stages, that change how you should relate to […]

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No Matter The Parent’s Physical or Mental Condition   No matter what the previous parent/child relationship looks like, it takes a caring heart adult to affect the direction of an aging parent’s on-going aging process and future results. I know you are thinking: “What? It takes a parent who will make a decision and take […]

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Adults who are blessed to still have parents are often perplexed and frustrated. During this life stage of aging parents, they don’t always “feel” blessed even though they are thankful their parent is still alive. I often hear from them: my parent doesn’t seem to be living fully, they’ve lost their spark, my parent won’t […]

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In years past, one was considered a “senior” or “retiree”at age 65. This was common due to the age of eligibility for social security versus working and making an income. I remember telling my parents they were old when they turned 40. I was a teenager at that time, with a “teeny” brain! Aging is […]

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No one is talking about how many events that reduce an aging senior parent’s independence can be avoided. I’m Rhonda Caudell, who for over 25 years served seniors and their families as their nurse care manager. Professional care managers not only find the best affordable care but also anticipate problems, determine how to prevent them, […]

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