Holiday Tips for Seniors and Their Families

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Get advice for managing the holidays when you're a senior or you have elderly relatives.
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The decision to move a parent into your household can follow a crisis. Maybe mom had a stroke and you've got the biggest house. Or a move can follow months of discussion about dad's failing health or shaky...
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Mrs. Simpson's beloved family watch was missing. As a new resident in an Assisted Living community, she became certain an aide took it, so she told her daughter, Betsy. Betsy was very upset. Riddled with...
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As her parents' health declined, Lori LaBey found herself increasingly responsible for managing their medical information. She had to keep track of doctors' appointments, manage medications and be on the...
The holiday season can be a time of joy for most people, but while everyone else is busy celebrating, many seniors find themselves home alone. While some older people prefer the independence of aging in...
Audrey Breaux loves Christmas. The 76-year-old mother of five and grandmother of eight from New Orleans starts planning for the holidays in October, deciding which of three trees and more than a thousand...
While the holidays are a time of gatherings with family and friends, they can also be a source of stress, as exercise schedules might be disrupted for shopping excursions and rich holiday meals make it...
Last Thanksgiving, Eliza Kendall visited her parents at her childhood home in Darien, Conn. They had both lost weight since she last saw them, her mother most noticeably. And when Kendall looked inside...
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