Role reversal: Tips for partnering with parents on the next stage of life

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Having patience and a game plan is important when exploring senior living options. The U.S. has entered the silver tsunami, where the surge of baby boomers — more than 20% of the population — are turning 65. With people living longer, the…

Masonic's Dementia Support Group

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An estimated 16 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for a friend or loved one with dementia, and no one understands how isolating that role can be better than Courtney Whitaker, director of Memory Care and Life Enrichment Programs at…

Successfully celebrating the holidays with dementia

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For many, holidays are a time of celebration and sweet memories.  For others, it may be a strategically planned event to avoid stressful situations. If your loved one suffers from dementia the celebration may be different, but it can still…

Tough Talk

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The holidays are upon us, and for some, it may be one of the few times a year we are lucky enough to have the whole family in one place. It’s a time of year filled with food, traditions, memories, family gatherings and conversation. But for…

Back to Basics: Estate Planning

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It's never too early to begin thinking about your legacy or shaping your estate plan. Contrary to what people may think, you don't need to be a millionaire to have an estate plan. An estate plan is an imperative part of any ongoing financial…

Your Aging Care Visit Checklist

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By Cara Lococo Asking the right questions is key to finding the right aging care community. Cara Lococo, corporate director of sales at Masonic Homes Kentucky, suggests using her checklist on your visits.   Location and curb appeal…

Caring Considerations

Asking the right questions is key to finding the right aging care community The question of where we choose to live throughout our lives—from renting our first apartment to purchasing a family home— is among the most important choices…

Children of Aging Adults: The Aging Ladder

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Many of us children of aging adults continue to face the daunting realization of how unprepared we are to deal with the aging adults in our lives.

Your Guide to Levels of Aging Care

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Your Guide to Levels of Aging Care Personal care or assisted living? The options to aging care sometimes seem dizzying. But with our handy guide, your decision can be simplified. Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, combine…

Transitioning from Your Home to Independent Living

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Making the decision to move to an independent living community can be exciting, but once that decision has been made there can be a mix of emotions.