Aging Parents

Nursing Home PTSD

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2
April 15, 2014
tears

"Mom, you have PTSD when it comes to nursing homes. The whole Grandma experience was such a nightmare for you."
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Not A Bad Way To Go

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2
April 2, 2014
Not A Bad Way To Go

No sooner had they reached the “to you” part of the song when the guest of honor dropped dead in the cake.
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Am I Just Too Old To Sleep At My Mom’s?

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7
April 1, 2014
Can't sleep at mom's

I rose from my coffin with a massive headache, and rushed down the hallway groping like a blind man for the thermostat. My mother had set it on “broil.”
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The Wisdom Of A Father

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4
March 5, 2014
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When I grow up I want to be just like my father, and I’m no kid- I’m an adult with a recently past milestone birthday that rhymes with nifty.
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How To Get Your Aging Parents To Accept More Help

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0
March 3, 2014
how do you get your elderly parents more help

Plan ahead to take advantage of an upcoming trip to visit parents or other aging relatives. These suggestions can help you make the most of a visit to transition to more help...
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10 Things For The Caregiver To Know

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4
February 25, 2014
tips for caregivers

This is my short, informal list of things I think you need to know and do if you are, or are becoming, a caregiver.
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How Do We Take Care Of Our Mothers?

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3
February 25, 2014
How Do We Take Care of Our Mothers

There was this magical thing called "quality of life," but who knew what that looked like for an elderly woman sliding into dementia? We’re all Elder Experts. Let’s share the wealth. Post your comments please.
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My Mother’s Secret

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1
January 21, 2014
My mother's secret

She hid the wine bottles in the safety of her closet, where I imagine she escaped to take a swig or ten, and left the empties behind.
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How To Survive The Holidays Alone

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2
December 23, 2013
how to survive holidays

Here are 14 ideas to buoy your spirits and get you over the holiday hump when you’re feeling down.
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A Family Tradition Survives Despite It All

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0
December 19, 2013
a christmas tradition survives

When I turn 16, my family entered into the throws of a social scandal that rocked my hometown.
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Holiday Heartbreak and Healing

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12
November 26, 2013
thanksgiving heartbreak

The wheels didn’t fall off the holiday food cart until I was twenty-two years old, engaged to a guy my mother later called “the sociopath.”
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Losing Papa To Dementia

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11
November 24, 2013
dimentia, aging

Holding hands in the courtyard of a rest home and letting Dad talk about flying an F85, even though he had never been in the war, led to a ride home full of tears.
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The Perfect 3 Ingredients for Thanksgiving

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2
November 19, 2013
norman rockwell thanksgiving

Every woman needs a holiday that she can call her own and since cooking brisket wasn’t my thing, this seemed to be a good fit.
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Great Holiday Gifts for Elderly Parents

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7
November 15, 2013
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Here's a great gift guide for your elderly parents or relatives.
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Old Furniture: Toss It Or Keep?

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0
October 22, 2013
keep it or toss it

The secret to a long and happy marriage is not to invest in a couch.
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Gossip Girls

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3
October 17, 2013
missing my mother

Sharing gossip, even with close friends, can be tricky business.
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Confessions Of A Coupon Maniac

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20
October 1, 2013
champion shopper

Am I just a stack of coupons away from my own reality show?
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Goodbye, and Thank You Bubbe

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11
September 10, 2013
love of a grandmother

Ironically, this past Grandparents Day, I attended the funeral of my last surviving grandparent.
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Post-Menopause: Time to Play

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5
August 20, 2013
time to play - menopause

I can stay up late and watch a movie in bed (any movie I want).
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Too Much Information?

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1
August 8, 2013
tmi in divorce

As adult children, we want to shelter our elderly relatives from the reality of the less pleasant experiences of our lives.
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