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How Worried Are You About Your Parent Driving?

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 13, 2016 8:38:57 PM

We all get worried about our aging loved ones, but having a conversation with a parent about safe driving is not easy. It may quickly esculate into a heated discussion about freedom, loss of independence and loss of identity. Rest assured, there are ways to cool the conversation.

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Are You Worried About Your Parent Driving?

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 22, 2016 4:00:08 AM

Having a conversation with a parent about safe driving is not easy. It may quickly venture into issues of freedom, loss of control and just who is the parent, anyway?

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Fire Safety Checks At Mom’s House

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 18, 2016 4:00:28 AM

New batteries in the smoke alarm, check.

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Lessons Learned From Expired Milk

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 15, 2016 4:00:03 AM

"Oh, what's that? Gross!" is often the response when cleaning out the refrigerator. An unexpected discovery happens to all of us, on occasion. But it should never be the norm.

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What happened to my parents' yard?

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 11, 2016 9:50:06 AM

 

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A Sign It's Time: Mom Stopped Caring About Her Appearance

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 11, 2016 5:36:54 AM

FOR A COMPLETE CHECKLIST OF SIGNS, PLEASE VISIT ESKATON.ORG/SIGNS TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY.

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Signs of Aging: Mail piling up

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 5, 2016 7:00:57 AM

Have you noticed piles of unopened mail at your parents’ home?

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What to Do When Dad Won’t Leave the House

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 29, 2015 11:49:48 AM

We get calls often from concerned adults who are worried about their mom or dad. “My dad just won’t leave the house,” said Jane. “He used to never miss Wednesday lunch with his buddies, but since his friend Al died, he just isn’t interested in talking with anyone.”

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What is Respite? A Break for the Caregiver

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 28, 2015 5:07:17 AM

From AARP

Taking care of an older or ill family member can be enormously rewarding — but it can be physically and emotionally draining as well. That’s why it’s important for caregivers to seek occasional respite from their responsibilities. Whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands or a few weeks a year to take a much-needed vacation, respite care offers you the chance reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance.

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The House is a Mess. Is It Time for Help?

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 28, 2015 3:56:50 AM

Has your parents’ home slowly become more cluttered throughout the years? You see stacks of paperwork, decor on top of decor, laundry piling up, and maybe even expired food in the refrigerator.

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