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5 Key Conversations with Your Parents

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Are there conversations you’d like to have with your parents as they age, but you just don’t know how to start?

Healthy Tips for Older Women

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With Mother’s Day next month, it’s time to start thinking about women, particularly about women’s health. Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men.

Can’t Imagine Leaving Your Home? Consider Aging in Place.

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If you can’t ever imagine leaving your home, you may want to consider aging in place. This trend has become popular with the aging population because it offers more cost efficiency and allows you to remain in your home.

When and How to Talk About Memory Loss

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Have mom or dad begun forgetting things? If so, it could be a sign of a larger issue, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. It’s natural to forget things here or there, but if it begins happening often, consider taking notes. Keeping a detailed log can illustrate if there is a problem. You can also present your findings to a doctor to ask for their input or use it to help persuade your loved one there may be a problem.

All about My Father or “You Want It? Buy It.”

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Baltimore writer Leslie F. Miller eulogizes her famously outspoken father Harvey Miller —  his mischief, his quirks, his immense generosity.

The rabbi asked the mourners to share a piece of my father — a memory, a story, a saying.  I was first to break the grief-stricken silence. “I am in one lane!” The parlor room at the Pikesville Hilton erupted with relieved laughter.

Of my father’s faults, bad driving was the worst. By the time of his death at age 75, he had dinged, chipped, dented, crashed, scratched, or totaled most of the following: a red Cadillac, a purple Valu-Vend station wagon, a silver LTD II, a gold Thunderbird, a black Lexus, a purple Lexus convertible, a black Mercedes, another black Mercedes, a white Audi, a black Murano, a white Mercedes, every General Motors car ever made, and an assortment of foreign sports cars, including a midnight blue Corvette, an MG, and an Austin Healey. His only auto regret was that he never got to damage a BMW.

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