Aging Parents

Caring for aging parents is both a responsibility and a privilege for grown children. Though supporting elderly parents can be challenging, the gift you give your aging parents by making their lives easy and comfortable is a concrete way to thank them for all the love they have given you in your life.

Prayers for aging parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

A caregiver plays piano with her client.

6 Ideas to Keep Your Loved One Engaged at Home During Covid-19

Familiar routines are important to people with dementia, even if you are staying close to home these days.

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A happy retiree at work.

Does Working After Retirement Improve Mood and Cognition?

Connection and engagement can be casualties of leaving the job force, but both are necessary to your well-being.

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 Rick and three of his siblings pose with Nora (in orange)

The Angel Who Brightened His Mother's Final Years

Living 3,000 miles away, Executive Editor Rick Hamlin wished he could do more for his aging mother. Then came a caregiver named Nora...

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Adult siblings discuss a loved one's situation

Share the Care: 7 Tips for Sibling Family Caregivers

An expert on family ties and aging offers suggestions to help siblings cooperate in caring for parents.

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5 Suggestions for a Successful Father’s Day Celebration

Slowing down and embracing the moment can help make for a joyous occasion.

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Actress Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown on Caring for Her Father with Alzheimer's

Even as the actress’s father’s dementia worsened, their relationship deepened

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A woman in her golden years using a laptop to video chat.

Honoring Your Mom on Mother’s Day Even if You Can’t Be Together

Discover how to work with your mother’s caregivers to make her day special

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5 Tips for a Relaxing Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Dementia

Small gatherings with minimal stress are key to a successful celebration—whether you’re together or apart.

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A mother in her golden years with her daughter.

Making Sure Mom Is Well Cared For: Can You Do It All?

Mothering your own mom requires an abundance of time and energy, so getting help is key.

A woman and her aging mother in a loving embrace.

5 Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day When You Miss Your Mom

Whether you’re separated physically, or by mental and emotional changes to your mom’s condition, this is a chance to connect.

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A retired woman helps with child care.

Retirees Have a Wealth of Skills to Offer in Service to Others

Knowledge, expertise and wisdom build with age, and are important indicators of job success.

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An aging woman in a wheelchair recieving in home care.

5 Ways to Determine Whether Your Parent Needs Caregiving Help

Knowing if it’s time for in-home care comes down to your loved one’s needs, as well as your own.

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'Just Mercy' Star Michael B. Jordan on How His Upbringing Shaped His Life

The actor opens up about his mother's lupus and what it took to play civil-rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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