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Parenting Parents

Does Any Computer Appeal to Seniors?

Liddy Manson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

Technology can't substitute for human interaction, and it never will. But it can ease the demands of caregiving in the early years, and buy everyone much needed time.

NPR Tackles Big Issues Facing The Sandwich Generation

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Beginning April 17, NPR will broadcast a series following the lives of three different families, providing intimate insight into the complexities and challenges of being a caregiver to two generations.

Why Home Matters, Even -- Especially -- at the End

Liddy Manson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

She couldn't leave her bed at all during the final months, but the city came to her, one person at a time, to say goodbye in the room where they'd said so many hellos.

Where Have All the Old People Gone?

Liddy Manson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

Where have they gone? And what does it mean for my kids that, apart from their grandparents, they just don't know any old people?

Students Learn To Care For Elderly

Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

At first it was easy enough to escort her mother to doctor's appointments, make sure her fridge was stocked and help her buy clothes. But as Nansea Cl...

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.

A Resolution for Future Holidays: Listen to and Learn From the Past

Liddy Manson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

I spend much of my life filled with regret that I don't see the people I love as much as I'd like, and that when I'm with them I don't pay as close attention as I should. A visit with a dear friend last weekend broke that pattern.

When To Stop: A Contract For Older Driver's And Their Families

Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

If you've ever raised a teen driver, you're probably aware of those informal contracts often recommended for children and their parents that detail fa...

Goodbye Minivan, Hello Freedom: The Upside of Aging

Liddy Manson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

By and large I hate aging. The wrinkles under the eyes, the graying hair, the increasingly saggy skin, the ache in the foot that I know will never really get better. Everyone knows the drill.

How Do We Make 90 A Better 90 For Our Parents?

Liddy Manson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

This is the great challenge of the generation -- not just planning for our retirements, but caring for our parents who will live well into our retirements, and supporting each other as we all embark on our unique caregiving journeys.

That Wedding Bell Could Have Been Mother-in-Law Hell

Sally Abrahms | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Sally Abrahms

We live in an ageist society, where old and infirm family members are often invited out of obligation, not genuine desire.

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.