Category: Aging Parents

ask parent to give up car keys
Aging Parents

How to Ask a Parent to Give Up Their Car Keys

How to ask a parent to give up their car keys isn’t usually top-of-mind. We tend to assume everything is fine UNTIL something happens that says it’s not. Suddenly you know that it’s time for “the talk.” My mom kept driving because my dad felt she didn’t have any problems

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How to find God in mental illness
Aging Parents

How to connect with God when the brain doesn’t work

Have you ever wondered how to help those you love connect with God in mental illness situations, dementia, or Alzheimer’s? I love my brother. I worry about him. Jim is homeless and has schizophrenia. For 40 years he lived in the same little apartment and, except for occasional lapses, did

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It is good to talk
Aging Parents

It’s Good to Talk

Mothers Day is coming up. You might feel warm hugs wrap around you at that announcement. Maybe tears if your mom is gone. I lost my mom a few years ago, and I really miss her. But not everyone had a wonderful mom like I did. Perhaps you just want

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Don't Waste Your Life
Aging Parents

Don’t Waste Your Life! { Yes, I’m Talking to You! }

What would it take to waste your life? Disappointment? Loss? Old age? Whatever the reason, you always have a choice. In this short clip from the SkitGuys.com, Bill and Charlie have two different perspectives on growing old. Which perspective will you choose? Don’t waste your life [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilnn_3PN1VE&version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0] (If you received

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two young boys on a computer with grandma from Navigating the Rough Currents of Caring for Aging Parents by Susan Gaddis
Aging Parents

Navigating the Rough Currents of Caring For Aging Parents

I’ve navigated the rough currents of caring for aging parents. It’s scary. My sister helped Mom and Dad with their medical decisions and I took care of managing their finances. But watching them lose control of their lives felt like death on the installment plan. Growing older brings many unexpected

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