Caregiver Support

Disclosure for Adult Children

I receive a steady flow of inquires from adult children about what the future holds for them and their aging parents.  Most of them sense some sort of tipping point is near and with it a turn of events where…

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Becoming Better Partners With Our Aging Parents

This is a 15-minute, “quick start” audio blog about my theory on the psychological developmental tasks of older adults and how to use it to improve our partnership with them. Below are three key tracks I’ve uploaded from my audio…

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Finding the whole person disguised as a patient

Over the last twenty years, a new approach to healthcare called integrative medicine has focused attention on understanding and treating the “whole person.”  This means that psychological and spiritual factors as well as physical bodies needed to be included in…

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When Someone Deeply Listens To You

  We are all so busy with the perpetual motion of our obligations and mega to-do lists that the thought of slowing down and deeply listening to someone, anyone, is down right painful.  “I don’t have time for this” we…

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Getting Back On Track

It’s easy to get off track with aging parents.  Complicated decisions, intense conversations and setbacks on issues that you thought were taken care of are just a few of the “uncouplers” that come with caregiving.  The good news is that…

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Aging In Place Inventory

This five-factor inventory is designed to help families and advisors better understand the sustainability issues of older adults who are aging in place. Each factor of the inventory is assessed as either green, orange or red based on an estimation…

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Special Offer

  For a limited time when you purchase a deck of Aging Parents Dance Cards, you will also receive a complimentary copy of the audio CD Closing the Communication Gap with Aging Parents (both items will be shipped together).  …

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Find The Path…

There are three critical aspects to building a partnership with aging parents:Conversation, Collaboration and Accommodation. 1. You have to find a voice that “resonates” with their need to be acknowledged as well as preserve some semblance of dignity amid the…

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