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Top 5 ways to cope with aging parents – A 5 Part Series

We all know our parents are getting older, but quite often we don’t actually realize it until something happens. That something is usually a health event of some kind, a fall, a broken bone, a heart attack or perhaps the onset of a chronic health condition that starts... read more

Part 1: How do you cope with aging parents?

How do you cope with aging parents?  Educate yourself and take stock. Mom and Dad are aging. Now what do we do? It is now time to educate yourself and your parents as well if they are able and willing. You will need to become specialists in the areas that are relevant... read more

Part 2: How do you cope with aging parents?

How do you cope with aging parents? Reassure your parents and help them retain control. When your parents are experiencing changes in their lives due to the aging process, it is important to let them know they are not alone. Expressing your support and willingness to... read more

Part 3: How do you cope with aging parents?

How do you cope with an aging parent? Think creatively. When encountering issues with an aging parent, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is time for a retirement or nursing home. Think creatively, there are many ways to skin a cat (what a horrible analogy, who... read more

Part 4: How do you cope with aging parents?

How do you cope with aging parents? Get counseling. Sometimes, regardless of your best efforts and intentions, your parents don’t see things as you do in regard to their changing needs as they age. Maybe you are the one who isn’t seeing things clearly, we’ve all had... read more

Part 5: How do you cope with aging parents?

How do you cope with aging parents? Make small changes but take some risks. Change can be hard at any age, but it can be an even bigger challenge with an aging parent. Your parents probably have set routines that date back years and even decades. The change is usually... read more