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Is This A Soap Opera? Aging Mom And Her Live-In Boyfriend

Is This A Soap Opera? Aging Mom And Her Live-In Boyfriend 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…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 11, 2022
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Correct This Mistake With Aging Parents Before It’s Too Late

Correct This Mistake With Aging Parents Before It’s Too Late Parents often want to be fair with their adult kids and may want to appoint them together on legal documents when they do their estate planning. That means that the adult children will have “equal decision-making ability” on things like…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 11, 2022
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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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Aging Parents With Dementia: Preparing For The Long Goodbye

It seems that we hear of yet another family facing dementia just about every day at AgingParents.com. We’re consultants in healthcare and legal matters of aging. Adult children, and sometimes spouses, want to understand options about how to pay for care, what to do with sibling fights about their elders,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 21, 2022
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Myth: There Must Be A Great Care Place For Low Income Aging Parents

We hear it all too often at AgingParents.com from the adult children with aging loved ones. They consult with us and want advice about where to find a place to care for the aging parent. They mention that their parent lives on Social Security, or has little savings or doesn’t…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
February 17, 2022
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Elders’ Resistance To Using Technology: Challenges With Mom

Alice was 86 when she lost her tech-savvy husband. He was an early adopter and spent hours on the computer. He managed their money, paid bills online and kept track of their lives with digital storage. He had tried many times to get Alice to take a computer class in…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
January 11, 2022