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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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Difficult Aging Parents and Loss of Wealth-How Far Do You Let It Go?

Difficult Aging Parents and Loss of Wealth-How Far Do You Let It Go? By Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com For some adult children who have unpleasant, oppositional aging parents, there is a strong motivation to stay out of their affairs. That’s understandable. No one likes to be yelled at…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 19, 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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Longevity: Do You Really Want It?

Longevity: Do You Really Want It? Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. We're thinking about longevity a lot more when we visit Mikol's Mom, Alice who is 91. She has friends who are 96 and 98.  Still going.  Is it all that great to live that long?   For Alice,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 27, 2020
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Vulnerable Aging Parents? Help Them With Legal Paperwork Now

Just about everyone understands that our elders are at greater risk because of the corona virus. The facts are inescapable: risk of serious illness is worse for those over 65, especially with other medical conditions like high blood pressure as one example. Vulnerability to COVID-19 is highest for those 85…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 30, 2020
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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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Your Aging Parents and Suspicious Financial Activity

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney, AgingParents.com Banks and the government collect data on financial elder abuse. No matter how much data the government collects, the problem does not seem to be getting better by any measure. The Office of Financial Protection For Older Americans documents that banks and…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 20, 2019