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Could Your Aging Dog Have Canine Dementia?

I get a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye each time I read about each good boy who's passed on because my dog, Gracie, is 14 now and I'm not sure she'll make it to 15. Lately, she's been troubled by almost constant anxiety and seems to be suffering from the early signs of canine...

Five Ways My Mom’s Memory Loss Taught Me to be Mindful

I went to pick my Mom up a few days ago at her assisted living facility for a pre-planned family lunch and found her room empty. I finally discovered her sitting under the hairdryer at the facility’s salon where she was both shocked and delighted to see my daughter and me. I had called her earlier in the week to...

Four Signs It’s Time to Ask for Outside Help with Your Aging Parents

We've got a special guest post today from Caryl Anne Crowne, writer and media relations specialist for Senior Helpers of San Gabriel Valley. Dealing with aging parents is something so many of us are dealing with and it's so easy to feel like you need to handle everything yourself. Here are some tips about when you should start thinking...

5 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents Maintain Their Social Lives

Our senior parents need an active social life to prevent loneliness and isolation as they age. Here are some ways we can help our parents maintain their social lives as they age. I’m happy to share a guest post today from Anne Harris of London Live-In Care. Anne has tips on helping our...