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What medications may cause insomnia in aging parents

What medications may cause insomnia in aging parents

Work toward a good nights’ sleep! If your aging parent’s speak of having trouble sleeping, they are not alone. AARP published an article about insomnia in aging parents and say, “The older you are, the more likely you are to have insomnia — a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. Older […]

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Home improvement tips to help protect your aging parents

Home improvement tips to help protect your aging parents

Some changes could increase security A blogger, CariBlogger.com, published an article about home improvement tips to help protect your aging parents. The article says that, “According to recent FBI statistics, a home is burglarized every 15 seconds in the U.S. If you have aged parents who live on their own, they may be at risk of being […]

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What to know about nursing homes, emergencies, and your aging parents

What to know about nursing homes, emergencies, and your aging parents

Ask questions about plans and procedures Recently we saw news coverage of a nursing home being evacuated after an explosion ripped through a nearby business. For any of us with aging parents in a nursing home, you may have asked what an AARP article asked: “If your loved one is, or may some day be, […]

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8 ways to help your aging parents

8 ways to help your aging parents

Innovative, thoughtful ways to make a difference PsychCentral.com published an article about 8 ways to help your aging parents. The article says what is true for many adult children of aging parents: “As they age, our parents might need more help. But you might not know exactly how to lend a hand or even where […]

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Tips for helping aging parents with finances

Tips for helping aging parents with finances

Proceed wisely The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote an article including tips for helping aging parents with finances. The article says that, “Given longer life spans and recession-depleted retirement accounts, many seniors are struggling to pay their bills. A study by the Employee Benefits Research Institute found that median credit-card debt for those over 75 more than […]

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What to watch for to protect your aging parents money from in-family rip-offs

What to watch for to protect your aging parents money from in-family rip-offs

Shield your aging parent from sinister fraud When one considers financial rip-offs and scams waged against aging parents, one may wish the culprit would not be in the family. Sadly, sometimes they are. Forbes published an article about what to watch for to protect your aging parents money from in-family rip-offs. The article contains warning […]

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What not to say to aging parents

What not to say to aging parents

Control your mouth! NextAvenue.org published an article about what not to say to aging parents. It may seem counter-intuitive to hear that, but you likely can relate to frustration causing regrettable words. The article admits what many care givers sometimes feel: “Sometimes our elderly parents make us a little nuts. The repetitions, the forgetfulness, the […]

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How to help your aging parents manage common ailments

How to help your aging parents manage common ailments

Sometimes the “little things” aren’t so little Your aging parents may struggle with issues you do not have knowledge about. Even so-called common ailments can become burdensome to those who suffer and those who give care. AARP published an article about how to help your aging parents manage common ailments. Perhaps this information will help […]

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