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You probably know an older adult who is all alone. Perhaps this person is single, widowed, or divorced. Maybe he never had children or is estranged from them. Possibly her siblings have all passed away. Whatever the reason, it is often difficult for individuals in this situation to decide who to appoint as their power...
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In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, LifeBridge Solutions, LLC surveyed nearly 400 aging parents and adult children. The national survey was conducted online November 12 – 14, 2013. Survey results indicate that adult children are generally move concerned about their aging parent’s wellbeing than the older adult is about his or her own situation....
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I am very excited to introduce a new feature of the Life Transition Blog, interviews with leaders in fields serving those in transition. My hope is to help you get a better understanding of the many professions that are at your service and will help you feel less overwhelmed. If you know of a profession...
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My clients often ask me to recommend books, articles and other resources on a variety of topics. While I have developed a short list of go-to recommendations, I’ve decided to begin a regular new feature in the Life Transition Blog – – providing recommendations of specific resources.  So, I spent my airplane flight this morning reading...
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I was at a women’s networking group meeting this morning and an attendee and after learning about my practice asked the following question: What do you find is the hardest thing for adult children who are caring for their aging parents? Here’s how I replied: It seems that the most difficult thing for my clients...
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During our first meeting, a recent client of mine shared her story: My husband of 59 years died recently and I’m feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day decisions. I expected to feel the emotions associated with grief, but I never expected to feel helpless. My husband took care of our financial life and I’m really at a...
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Advancing age is often frustrating as you face the new limitations age imposes on your body and mind, and turning over control of even little things to others might make you feel insecure.  A loss of control is always frightening, but acknowledging that your situation is changing is not a loss of control … it is actually taking...
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Many older adults and their families find security and peace of mind by adding a medical alert system to their safety net. The basic idea is that if you are ill, injured, lost, or disoriented, you simply have to push the button on a transmitter device that you wear or carry with you at all...
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A new client was recently referred to me by her friend and neighbor due to concern that her friend’s affairs were not in order.  The client and her husband are in their late 80s.  The husband recently suffered a fall, leading to a series of medical problems from which he was not expected to recover. ...
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