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Stubborn Aging Wife Is Driving Her Step-Kids Crazy: How They Can Protect Their Dad

Some families are products of second, and sometimes third marriages, and with aging parents in the mix, it can get contentious. Mark and Mara, siblings by their Dad’s first marriage, have always been close. They were never particularly connected to his wife, Zena over the years, nor her daughter Roberta.…
Mikol Davis
October 18, 2021
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What Is The Healthiest Way To Age?

What Is The Healthiest Way To Age? Pauline, a local resident in Marin County, CA just turned 114. The local senior center she attends is celebrating her birthday along with many others. She is easily the oldest person in my county and one of the oldest in the entire U.S.…
Mikol Davis
October 13, 2021
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When Your Aging Parent Has Dementia And Is Still The Trustee, What Can You Do?

When your aging parent has dementia and is still the trustee, what can you do? Many families face the issue of a once powerful head of the family, in charge of all finances, now showing signs of dementia. Whether it is diagnosed or not, it is an issue that must…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
September 28, 2021
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Financial Elder Abuse: Why Reporting It Leads To Family Frustration

Financial Elder Abuse: Why Reporting It Leads To Family Frustration As a consultant to families with aging parents, I hear a lot about abuse of elders, particularly by family members. There are the “good son, bad son” stories and their counterparts of “good sister, bad sister” scenarios. In most cases,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 24, 2020
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Consider A Remedy To Aging Parents Loneliness

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com. The most vulnerable among us, our aging loved ones, are still socially isolated in many places. It may be that senior homes with at-risk elders will be the last to have visitors in this pandemic. In counties tracking the statistics of COVID-19 infections…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
June 5, 2020
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Five Ways Nursing Homes Can Stop The Tragic Spread Of COVID-19

COVID-19 is particularly dangerous to our nation’s most vulnerable: those living in nursing homes. In some places, a state’s death rate from the disease is about 40-50% of all deaths from this pandemic. According to the Washington Post, the World Health Organization reported that almost half of the deaths from…
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The Case of the Dangerous Driving Mom and Her Daughter

Here at AgingParents.com we offer expert advice for those who have aging loved ones. Usually it’s the adult child who contacts us to set up an appointment. A woman called with this concern:  “I’m worried about my mom’s driving” she said. I asked her about what caused her worries. She…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 9, 2019
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3 Brothers Battle Over Mom's Care and How to Pay for It: Is There A Solution?

This is a real situation, all too common. Three brothers are engaged in pitched battle over their mother's care and how to pay for it.  Mom is severely demented and can't care for herself independently. She had long term care insurance, but she has almost exhausted that benefit.  Her only…
Mikol Davis
April 15, 2014
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Quick Tip: How to Improve Your Relationships With Your Loved Ones

Hello again, Dr. Davis here. We hope you are well in reading this.  We want to acknowledge each and every one of you who is a caregiver, either near or far from your loved one.  If you have to deal with family, it’s not always so rosy. Let’s look at…
Mikol Davis
April 8, 2014