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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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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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There's No Law Against Making Stupid Decisions

Howard, 92, loves women.  He has dementia and is legally blind.  He likes to give women checks when they tell him their sob stories about needing money.  He has one daughter, Missy, who is aghast at his conduct. After her mother died, Missy felt obligated to try to keep Dad from…
Mikol Davis
March 18, 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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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
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The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent?

Hello again. Carolyn and Mikol here. 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 disposing of junk…
Mikol Davis
April 9, 2012
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New Fraud Alert for Your Aging Parents

Carolyn and Mikol here. We just got in an alert from the The National Legal Resource Center (NLRC) and we wanted to share it with you. Can you believe this?   Professional criminals are now targeting people with diabetes to scam them for personal information. Here's how it works.  Someone pretending…
Mikol Davis
March 21, 2012