G-GYFPMVP054 Skip to main content
abuseagingaging parentaging parentsagingparentsBaby Boomers Burdenboomerscarolyn rosenblattelder abuseElder Financeselder financial abuseElder LawElder Psychologyelder relationshipseldersfinanceslonelinesssenior lonelinessseniorsstress

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
agingaging parentaging parentsagingparentsanxietycarolyn rosenblattConsultationcrisisdementiaelder abuseElder CareElder CommunicationElder Financeselder financial abuseElder Psychologyelder relationshipseldersFamily ConflictFamily Conflictsfinancesfinancial cost fo health carefinancial cost of health carelonelinesssenior lonelinessseniorsstress

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
agingaging parentaging parentsagingparentsBaby Boomers BurdenBlogboomerscrisisdeathdementiaElder CareElder CommunicationElder FinancesElder LawElder Psychologyelder relationshipseldersFamily Conflictshealthhealth care directivehealth care directiveshealthcare directivehealthcare directivesnursing homesParents' Financesseniorsstress

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
aging parentaging parentsagingparentsBaby Boomers BurdenBlogboomersConsultationConsultingdangerous older driverdementiaElder CommunicationElder Driverelder relationshipselderly drivereldersFamily Conflictsolder driversenior datingsenior lonelinessseniorsstress

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
agingaging parentaging parentsanxietyBlogElder CareElder Communicationelder relationshipseldershealthsenior lonelinessseniorsstress

Power Blackouts: Aging Parents at Risk

Imagine your aging parent or other loved one living alone and losing power from a natural disaster or an intentional blackout. What would they do? It’s fire season in California and with it come massive preventive power cutoffs from the largest utility company. There are lessons for all of us…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 2, 2019
agingaging parentaging parentsagingparentsBaby Boomers BurdenBlogboomersdementiadr davisElder CareElder CommunicationElder Psychologyelder relationshipseldersFamily ConflictFamily Conflictsseniorsstress

Reducing Holiday Stress For Our Aging Parents

Holiday get togethers with family are notoriously stressful, especially when an aging parent or grandparent has a problem with remembering things.  It may be diagnosed as dementia or not, but you can tell that your aging parent has memory loss problems. When this is happening in your life, there are…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 24, 2014
agingaging parentaging parentsagingparentsanxietyBaby Boomers BurdenBlogboomerscrisiselder abuseElder CommunicationElder Financeselder financial abuseElder LawElder Psychologyelder relationshipseldersFamily ConflictFamily Conflictsfinanceshealth care directivehealthcare directivehealthcare directivesParents' Financesseniorsstress

Would You Immediately Recognize These Elder Abuse Hidden Scams?

Most days at I get a call from an adult child of an elder, asking me about shady dealings over a parent’s finances. Sometimes it’s the niece, grandson, or other family member the caller is worried about. Sometimes it’s the caller’s sibling whose actions are in question. And all the…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 3, 2014
agingaging parentaging parentsagingparentsBaby Boomers BurdenBlogboomersElder CareElder CommunicationElder Psychologyeldershealthseniorsstresssuccessful aging

5 Success Tips In Caring For Difficult Parents

First, we do have to put ourselves first sometimes.  What's best for us, best for our own families and our own peace of mind must be a serious consideration.  Sacrificing our sanity for the sake of caregiving is not the best choice. Delegate and find others to help if having…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 22, 2014