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Honoring Your Parent Instead of Parenting Your Parent

I often get asked how to parent a parent. Parents do not want a parent. Children do not want to parent a parent. But in reality, a role reversal...

Do You Have A Drop Dead File?

Do you have a Drop Dead File?  I hate to be so morbid, but if something happened to you today, who and how would those around you pick up the...

The Parent Talk

You have heard of the sex talk that parents should have with their pre-teens? Well, most parents do not have that talk. The same is true for the...

The Parent Talk

You have heard of the sex talk that parents should have with their pre-teens? Well, most parents do not have that talk. The same is true for the Parent Talk. Most kids do not have the talk about aging with their parents. What is the Parent Talk? It’s about getting...

Thoughts On Being A Legal Guardian

A few weeks ago, a lady called seeking guidance about becoming a legal guardian for a family member. Let me back up a minute. In an ideal world, one will have pre-determined who will make medical decisions through a document called the advanced medical directive, and...

General Dementia

General Dementia

Dementia.  One of the most feared words in our vocabulary next to cancer.  While cancer often takes away the body, dementia takes away the mind and often leaves the body intact.  My grandmother suffered from dementia.  Her body...

Why I Still Go See My Mom

Why I Still Go See My Mom

My mom has dementia.  She was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment four years ago. She had a 20% chance of remaining somewhat stable, a 20% chance of rapid development, and a 60% chance of the gradual march of increased impairment. My mom was the gradual march....