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If Your Aging Parent Needs Help but Won’t Accept it: Proceed With Caution

Being the caregiver for an aging parent who doesn’t want help takes a slow, careful approach to get maximum cooperation.

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Your Parent With Dementia Needs Help, but Won't Admit It

Here’s how to maintain their dignity and offer choices.

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How to Help Your Elder in Crisis

Frequent emergencies are part of caring for an elderly spouse or parent. Thinking more like an ER doctor can help you make quick, informed decisions at a moment's notice.

Senior woman holding her small dog in a living room chair at home.

Helping an Elderly Loved One Leave Behind a Pet

Animals can be a barrier against loneliness for older adults. If a move to assisted living requires someone you love to leave behind a pet, here’s how to help.

Aging parents with adult children.

How to Handle the Realization That Your Parents Are Aging

It’s a hard reality to face, but reality it is. Your parents are aging. They are on their way to “being old.”

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Technology Can Boost Care for Seniors and Offer Caregivers Peace of Mind

How to help their parents understand that technology is not only easy to use but doesn’t have to be intrusive.

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If Your Elder Is Lonely, Here’s How to Help

How to banish loneliness by helping elders remain part of the community.

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Can Caregivers Take Away Dignity by Overdoing the Help?

As caregivers, we sometimes have to go with our gut. We'll often do the right thing. We'll occasionally do the wrong thing. Many times we won't know which it was - right or wrong.