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How to Increase the Odds of Aging in Place

No one dreams of living in a nursing home someday. The ideal is to live out our lives in the comfort of our own homes. Luck is certainly a factor in realizing the goal of “aging in place” —health risks … Continue reading

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Car Talk: How to Have a Caring Conversation About Safe Driving with Your Aging Parent

For teens it’s a given: drive safely or lose the car keys. But if your parents’ driving skills are slipping due to age or infirmity, the conversation can get pretty dicey. Driving is a mark of personal independence, a way … Continue reading

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Memory Cafés Abound in Massachusetts

You’ll find them in coffee houses, museums or other community organizations. Memory cafés are safe, welcoming spaces for people living with forgetfulness or other cognitive challenges, as well as their families and friends. Some memory cafés invite guest artists, others … Continue reading

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When It’s Too Hot for Comfort, How to Keep Your Elder Safe

Temperatures in the 90s. Humid air thick as pea soup. Relentless, hot sun, with no relief under shade trees. Yep, it’s summer, all right, here in New England. Even for hardy souls, when the heat index soars, it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Should Mom Move In With You? The Answer Isn’t Obvious

For some families, it’s a no-brainer. Mom or Dad can’t live alone anymore. Time to give back for all those years of care and support, and make room for your aging parent in your home. To do otherwise would be … Continue reading

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