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Hard Conversations About End Of Life Wishes: Should Young Adults Be Included?

Hard Conversations About End Of Life Wishes: Should Young Adults Be Included? Talking about one’s end of life wishes is typically uncomfortable for most. We think of the subject as one for our aging parents to have with us when they are “old”. We don’t usually think it is a…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 11, 2022
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Can Your Aging Parent’s Live-In Partner Take Financial Advantage Of Your Loved One?

Dementia can disrupt even the coziest living arrangements between unmarried older adults. Cognitive impairment can set your aging parent up for financial manipulation. It’s very convenient for the live-in boyfriend or girlfriend to get into the partner’s bank account by coaching the impaired one to go the bank and take…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 15, 2021
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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.…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
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.…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
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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Aging Parents, Isolation And The Painful Family Holiday Choices

This is the strangest holiday season of a lifetime, isn’t it? We get warnings about not visiting during holidays of all kinds and the rates of infection keep going up. Given that it’s inarguable now that the rates of infection by Covid-19, hospitalizations and ICU admissions are worse that ever,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 15, 2020
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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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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