Second-Half of Life Blog


The Aging Parent Master Medication List

There are no short cuts to being prepared in the world of aging parents. Medications are a prime example.  Nothing short of a Master Medication List is useful. This type of list includes the two names of the medication (brand…

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How to Communicate with Aging Parents about Money

Older adults have a deep resistance to having conversations with their adult children about money. Why? It arises from three psychological factors that coalesce in last phase of life to create resistive barriers to open discussions about financial issues. These…

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Do Not Hospitalize Order

The Final Act of Control? As our society rewrites the generational narrative about old age, it’s not surprising that the vast majority of us do not want to be shipped to a hospital to die. This article by Ann Brenaoff…

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Having Hard Conversations with Seniors

Full Article by Holly Liebowitz Rossi in Guidepost here (Excerpts from article) Choose the Right Time, Place, and Posture Avoid stressful, noisy places for difficult conversations, Solie advises. Regardless of where your conversation takes place, your body language matters immensely.…

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