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Elderly Parents

6 Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Aging And Wealth

David Geller | Posted 09.24.2012 | Fifty
David Geller

As a kid, I wanted to be like my dad. I still do. Now that my father is in his mid-80s, I hope to follow in his footsteps again and age as gracefully as he has.

Top Senior-Friendly Cell Phones

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While smartphones garner most of the attention in the mobile phone world today, there are still a number of companies that offer simplified phones specifically designed for seniors.

Long Distance Caretaking: Assisting Elderly Parents From Afar

AP | By MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she'll get in an accid...

My Sassy Mom: 81 And The Essence of Awesomeness

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

With punch and panache, Mom inspires us all. She is a lesson on how to live your life to the max: at full-speed. Even if it's with a walker to get from West 65th Street to the museum on West 79th.

Caring For Parents & Kids? You're The Sandwich Generation

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The sun was barely up when Evelyn Volk, bleary-eyed with toothbrush in hand, tossed a pile of clothes into the washing machine, the fir...

Becoming Our Parent's Parents

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 02.17.2012 | Fifty
Maddisen K. Krown

For Thanksgiving this year, I went home to Connecticut to be with my family. The main theme for this week-long trip went way beyond the one day of festivities. I was primarily there to assist my ailing elder parents.

My Elderly Parents' Reluctant Technological Evolution

Mary K. Moore | Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology
Mary K. Moore

They are the few, the proud, the tech hold-outs, happy to exist on a steady information diet of whatever is in the local newspaper and anything on television produced by Dick Wolf.

My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy!

Kathy Barthel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Kathy Barthel

Your parents have always been the adults. They raised you. They dealt with illnesses, job losses and money issues. They did it all. Now you've become their caregiver.

Choosing My Parents

Susan Orlins | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Susan Orlins

Whenever I would leave them, my dad would say, "Oh, Sooze, it's such a short visit." He wouldn't say more, because that's the way he was. He never wanted to impose on his children.

Road Warrior Roy

Claire Fordham | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Claire Fordham

My father, 82-year-old Royston Fordham with dodgy knees, diabetes and a pacemaker, is flying from England to California this coming weekend. Then he w...

5 Essential Questions To Ask Your Senior Parents

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Irvin G. Schorsch III

It's one of those awkward conversations that no one looks forward to. Discussing mortality or disability is not something anyone likes to do over lunch.

15 Ways To Stay Sane While Caring For An Elderly Parent

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

One of the most emotionally complex and difficult things a person can experience is taking care of an elderly parent.

Three Precious Gifts: Awareness, Forgiveness, Gratitude

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What are you most grateful for in your life, right now? What are the gifts of awakening you have experienced?

Coping With Unexpected Challenges From My Elderly Parents

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

We thought Dad was doing errands on Wednesday afternoons... when in fact, my 91-year-old father was visiting a girlfriend in the village.

Driving Miss Mado (or Five Days on the Road With My 87-Year-Old Mother)

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Road trips with elderly parents must provide a high comfort quotient, starting with a well-appointed sedan and, if possible, luxury hotels. No matter how tired my mother was, when we checked into a gorgeous place, she beamed from ear to ear.

Caregiver Stress: The Other Side of the JetBlue Freak Out

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater gave us a meme we couldn't get enough of. Now that the jokes have been exhausted, it's time to focus on an issu...

7 Tips for Talking About Health and Money With Elderly Parents

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Adult children and their elderly parents need to talk about the parents' medical, financial and legal affairs. At some point the responsibility will fall upon the children to ensure the quality of the parents' care.

Elderly Care: Children to Your Children: Baby Boomers Face Burdening Their Kids

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Middle class baby boomers face the prospect of becoming old, enfeebled and a financial and emotional burden on their patience-challenged children.