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When your parent or aging loved one gets to the point of needing more daily support to live well, do you assume they will be moving in with you or a sibling? I’d like to discuss this scenario by imparting to you a true story I was recently told.
“My aging parent is lashing out in unexpected ways following a mutual decision to move into a retirement residence and it is hurting my feel ...
Adult sibling relationships can bring much joy into our lives; and—for some—they can also bring pain and disappointment. In my experience, c ...
There is much written today about the challenges of caregiving and how to manage those challenges—but what if it isn’t you who is the caregi ...
It was easy when we were little—when “Do you want to be my friend?” often counted as an acceptable first introduction. Then school and work ...
As an adult child, having conversations with a parent about their finances can trigger difficult emotions. You may approach them because you ...
When I ask people whom they think will help them when they get older, without hesitation most answer “my children.” It’s true that adult chi ...
Violet, Age 97, At Chartwell since 2009 When posed with the question, How would you describe your life at your retirement residence?, Violet ...
The holidays can result in more time spent together as a family than typical at other times of the year. During these family gatherings, it’ ...
There is a societal mindset that many people share in that I believe can interfere with making good decisions about where and how to live as ...
I frequently write and talk about the benefits of having Essential Conversations with people we love. Essential Conversations, as I define t ...
Many older adults who decide to remain in the family home may find their world getting smaller as the years go by. I frequently talk with ol ...

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