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Taking Care of Parents

How To Cope When You Reverse Roles With Your Aging Parents

Patricia S. Guthrie | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Patricia S. Guthrie

I've never felt so conflicted as I did when I packed up 40 years worth of family possessions from the only home I ever knew. Watching your parents age and being the one on the front lines of denial -- I'm not moving, I don't need help, etc. -- slaps you awake into a reality no one wants, or is prepared, to face.

On Being The Adult When Your Parents Act Like Children

Emily Ansara Baines | Posted 05.30.2015 | Divorce
Emily Ansara Baines

My parents had always been less than stellar when it came to boundaries. With the divorce, however, the closeness has become too close. Some things are better left unsaid. Some secrets are better left hidden. The hardest thing about being an adult is the realization that, really, all adults feel like children.

Sanity-Saving Secrets For Caring For Your Aging Parents

Posted 12.19.2014 | OWN

Your Starter Kit Three questions to ask your parents right now. 1. Do you have a living will? Roughly 72 percent of seniors have advance dire...

Visiting the Folks

Nathan Risinger | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Nathan Risinger

The Chinese government enacted a law on the that, in brief, requires children to regularly visit their parents, and employers to allow their employees ample time off from work to do so. Such an idea seems like a good one -- at least in principle.

What My Dad's Handwriting Taught Me About Love

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

In Dad's stately block printing K was declarative -- shorthand for the unsolved mystery of why he preferred to be called Harold instead of Ken. And then one day K dissolved on the page as he tried to sign his tax return.

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...