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December 2016

Ideally, parents come to their senses and hand over the car keys when their driving skills become compromised. Part One of this series offered tips on negotiating impaired drivers off the road. Part Two encourages older drivers to monitor their

Failing to yield to cars or pedestrians who have the right-of-way Driving too slow Stopping for green lights and in the middle of an intersection Drifting into the wrong lane Experiencing near misses Weak neck muscles making head turning in both directions difficult Difficulty seeing and

The holidays are here. You come face-to-face with your parents. You see it loud and clear and aware that eldercare problems require your immediate attention. Take a deep breath. You know for certain that your parents can no longer live on

The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend

There are advantages as to why our parents should establish binding estate plans; yet statistics confirm that many people don’t bother to do so. One assumption is that estate planning is only a concern of the wealthy.  Also, married people

There is a massive industry dedicated to selling the idea of anti-aging. Anti-aging is a notion which plays on the illusion that if we can stay cognitively sharp, physically fit and wrinkle free we can stop the aging process. It

What does aging with grace mean to you? To help me get a sense of what this term really means, I surveyed 24 people of all ages (most aged 50-69) and asked them to define “Aging with grace.” I enjoyed reading

People with dementia who are also experiencing alcoholism or alcohol abuse is a very challenging situation for family members to manage. Alcoholism speeds the decline in the skills needed for independent living, worsens behavioural problems, and raises concerns of safety

Let’s say Mom and Dad have decided to move into a retirement community or move closer to you, and now they want you to handle the process of selling their home. Where do you start? Worse yet, what if you

A friend of mine assumed that his mother was on top of things when it came to paying her bills. He found out the hard way that not only was she not paying her bills; she had given her life