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What to do with your parents’ stuff?

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When elderly parents downsize, one of their first questions is what to do with a house full of possessions. The amount of “stuff” seniors accumulate over the years can be staggering. It’s hard to know what to do with the possessions your…

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How to respond when dad loses his “filter”

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As seniors age, they may experience cognitive decline, even if they haven’t been diagnosed with dementia. This aging brain behavior may cause Dad to “lose his filter” when it comes to voicing his thoughts. You may notice that he’s beginning to share…

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7 flying tips for older passengers

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While traveling is supposed to be a relaxing time, it can create stress and take a toll on your body. Ensure stress-free air travel on your next getaway with these tips for seniors: 1. Booking Your Trip When booking your trip, make…

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9 things that are better with age

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Wine. Antiques. Trees. Plenty of things get better as time goes by. But people? It’s true that some health and cognitive functions deteriorate as the years pass. But research also suggests there are positive aspects of getting older. Enjoy these 9 benefits…

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4 Ways to support your aging parent

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Everyone ages differently and at different times. And while your dad may still be young in your mind, it’s important to notice changes in his behaviors or abilities around the house. Are his daily tasks becoming more difficult than usual? Are you…

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Questions to ask When the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s

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Your parent has received a serious diagnosis—Alzheimer’s disease or another cognitive impairment that will be ultimately debilitating. Now what?  Arm yourself with information to know what steps to take next. Ask your parent’s physician these key questions about memory care conditions. What…

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