Category Archives: Aging Parents

8 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Make Their Lives Easier

America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for parents experiencing a decline in health, … Continue reading 8 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Make Their Lives Easier

I’m Still Listening: Communication and Dementia

No matter the level of one’s memory loss, stage of Alzheimer’s disease, or type of dementia, human connection and communication is important to overall well-being. Communication requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. But often, even the most well-trained or educated caregiver gets frustrated or avoids communication altogether. July is Social Wellness Awareness Month, and … Continue reading I’m Still Listening: Communication and Dementia

Aging Life Care Association’s Amy O’Rourke Featured in #ElderCareChat Discussion on How Families Can Prepare for Aging as Guest Expe

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Don’t Wait for a Crisis to Strike – Top Tips to Prepare for Aging Aging Life Care Association® was honored to join last week’s #ElderCareChat, with our current president Amy Cameron O’Rourke serving as an expert panelist. O’Rourke engaged 40 participants in a lively Twitter conversation about how families can prepare for aging versus reacting … Continue reading Aging Life Care Association’s Amy O’Rourke Featured in #ElderCareChat Discussion on How Families Can Prepare for Aging as Guest Expe

Sibling Rivalry and Aging Parents: 5 Tips to Keep the Peace

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Often when adult siblings receive a crisis alert that elderly Mom or Dad is sick, it is common for old roles and competitiveness to flare. How quickly an adult child can revert into acting like a kid when siblings get together. There is just something about being with brothers and sisters that can send you … Continue reading Sibling Rivalry and Aging Parents: 5 Tips to Keep the Peace

Managing the Death of a Parent – A Guide from the Experts in Aging Well

My parent is dying

When we we talk about coping with the loss of a parent, most often it is in the context of dealing with life after a parent dies. But what about managing the death of a parent and how to help them during the process? Start with this help from the experts in aging well.  My Parent is Dying, … Continue reading Managing the Death of a Parent – A Guide from the Experts in Aging Well

Managing Crisis Situations: One Aging Life Care Professional’s Story

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What happens when your aging father dies and you discover he’s been covering up your mother’s dementia and declining health? Add to that…you live three states away. What do you do? Who could possibly understand the crisis  you have uncovered? And who can help? Help! My Father Died and He was Hiding my Mother’s Dementia Here … Continue reading Managing Crisis Situations: One Aging Life Care Professional’s Story

Six Tips for Aging Travelers

tips for traveling with older people

Just because someone’s reached a certain age, it doesn’t mean they can no longer travel. Traveling with aging loved ones just take a little more planning and preparation. These tips for aging travelers will make traveling and vacationing more comfortable and less stressful for all involved. There’s No Age Limit on Travel By Patricia Charles, … Continue reading Six Tips for Aging Travelers

Challenging Aging Life Care Needs

Aging Life Care Managers Find Solutions to Challenging Aging Life Care Questions

The long-term care journey is confusing. As a spouse, family member, or concerned neighbor of an aging loved one you may feel overwhelmed by the role of caregiver or decision-maker.  And if you were placed in this role as a result of an emergency health crisis or due to an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis, the questions … Continue reading Challenging Aging Life Care Needs

Protect Aging Parents from Tax Scams

Your Aging Parents are at Risk of Fraud during Tax Season: What you can do about it!

Being caught in tax scams can happen to anyone even though most of us think we’re too smart to get fleeced.  Unfortunately, even the most cautious person can get ripped-off.  When older adults are defrauded, the effects can be devastating. With tax season officially underway, here’s what you need to know to protect aging parents … Continue reading Protect Aging Parents from Tax Scams

Only Child Caring for Aging Parents

I am an only child caring for aging parents

Speaking as a third generation, only daughter and experienced Aging Life Care Professional™, I have many thoughts on an only child caring for aging parents. Perhaps being an only child propelled me to a career in Aging Life Care™ management. I’m an Only Child. How do I Care for My Aging Parents? by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Only Child Caring for Aging Parents