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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
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What If You Try To Help Your Aging Parent With Dementia And No One Listens?

Hi, Carolyn here. I hope you are doing well and getting through your day. Today we’re discussing frustrations with the healthcare directive (a document that enables you to act on another person's behalf for healthcare decisions).  Sometimes its also called a healthcare power of attorney, or a living will.  Not…
Mikol Davis
March 31, 2014
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Can Seniors With "Early Dementia" Safely Handle Money?

Hello,   Are you concerned about an aging loved one in the early stages of dementia? In our consulting practice, we often come across the problem of elders who are losing capacity for decision-making, but are not completely incapacitated. We call this "the grey zone" between perfectly normal and impaired.…
Mikol Davis
March 26, 2014
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Is Caring For Aging Parents Making You Anxious?

Hello, again.  Carolyn and Mikol here I've just been talking to colleagues here in Marin County about helping to educate our community about anxiety, a problem that affects so many.  Here is some information we've gathered to put on our local Psychological Association site to help everyone get a better…
Mikol Davis
May 27, 2013
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When Nice Aging Parents Start Behaving Badly

When Nice Aging Parents Start Behaving Badly We're hearing from a lot of new caregivers lately.  Their parents are in their 80's and 90's usually.  The parent was doing fairly well for a time. Then things began to change. Suddenly, the parent has an outburst. A person who never said…
Mikol Davis
February 23, 2013
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Fixing Family Fights About Aging Parents Finances

Have you had to deal with this? Some families are being torn apart about disagreements over finances, care, aging parents and each other's roles. It often looks like this: Imagine that you have an aging loved one who has cognitive impairment.  You are aware that your loved one is "slipping".…
Mikol Davis
February 23, 2013
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5 Things You Need To Do After A Holiday Visit With Aging Parents

Sometimes, there's just no substitute for a face to face visit.  Adult children may be getting a wake-up call this season when  you visit aging parents.  Little things you can't learn in a phone call can come to light. Their health may be a concern because you see visible changes…
Mikol Davis
November 26, 2012
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The Unexpected Cost of Aging Parent Crises

Aging Parent Crisis - How To Cope Aging parents are living longer than ever and it creates a new need for their adult children: you have to know what to do with the many crises that come up. As our aging parents reach their 80's and 90's or beyond, we…
Mikol Davis
August 7, 2012
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The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent?

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent? We hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring and this time of renewal.  Mikol and I have recently moved our offices to new, brighter and better space and we're feeling very renewed!  Wouldn't you agree that there is nothing like…
Mikol Davis
May 10, 2012