How To Get Your Aging Parent To Accept Help

I have been practicing as an Aging Life Care Manager for almost 20 years and have been asked this question at least 100 times. I frequently here, “we really see the usefulness and benefit of your service, but how can we convince our parents to let you in”? My response is typically, “Every situation is…

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The world is currently experiencing an unprecedented increase in the population of older persons and there is no region that is exempt. There are currently over 700 million persons around the world age 60 years and older. By 2025, this figure is expected to double. I will be transitioning into that demographic in 3 years and the current…

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Driving is a significant factor for quality of life and independence for the older adult. On the other hand, driving is a complex task involving visual, motor, and cognitive skills that experience age-related changes even in healthy aging. As we age, there can be different age-related functional changes with relevance for driving concerning sensory, motor,…

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.  Holistic Aging and other programs across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care. Hospice and Palliative care month is an opportunity to acknowledge recipients of in-home care services, and celebrate that they are able to remain in the safety and comfort…

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Dementia Warning Signs

Me: “Hello, Holistic Aging, this is Bobbi, how can I help you?” Caller Mary: “I am so glad to talk to someone, (big sigh) you won’t believe what I am going through trying to manage EVERYTHING with my mom and dad (bigger sigh) I wish I would have found you years ago! Jennifer, the elder law attorney…

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The secret to Aging Well is……… there is no secret! Everyone is looking for some magic formula but what I have found is rather one’s attitude toward aging affects the way your mind and body will function in later life. With over 35 plus years working with the aging adult, I have observed, assisted and…

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