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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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Beware of “The Sweetheart Scam” Targeting Aging Parents During Covid Isolation

Beware of “The Sweetheart Scam” Targeting Aging Parents During Covid Isolation By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com Covid restrictions for those over 65 have greatly impacted lonely seniors stuck at home. Widowed aging parents may suffer most, with no one to touch them, be with them, or pay much regular…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
January 31, 2021
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How to Resolve Family Conflicts, Care, Control and Money Approaches from Legal, Psychological and Compassionate Perspectives

Few things are more stressful than family disagreements, especially related to helping an aging family member. You're invited to a VIP Virtual Event: How to Resolve Family Conflicts, Care, Control and Money Approaches from Legal, Psychological and Compassionate Perspectives Wednesday, December 9 I 4:00 – 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 8, 2020
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Elder Alone: Horrible Case of Neglect and Caregiver Abuse

Your aging parents may be okay right now, but how about other relatives? How about that isolated neighbor who lives alone and has no one nearby? This is a shocking real case we encountered at AgingParents.com where we address crises and questions about elders.  The names are changed and the…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 11, 2020
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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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Why Aren’t Our Aging Parents Getting The Message About Financial Abuse?

By AgingParents.com©2020 By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com Cities and counties have educational programs. So do senior centers. Public information about financial elder abuse is offered by AARP.  And yet, we still have a $36B a year problem of money being stolen from elders.  All the efforts to educate seem…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
August 1, 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