ElderCarelink Blog

Successful aging: from a parent’s perspective – Part 2

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
October 19th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

This post is Part II of Successful Aging: From a Parent’s Perspective

In the previous blog post, we discussed the difficulties some parents have when discussing the issues related to aging, from future wishes to health care directives. If the time has arrived for serious conversations, putting a plan in place can help reduce any friction or distance between elders and their adult children.

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Aging parents: smelling the roses

by Judy Kirkwood
July 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am

When our mother was at full capacity, she never had time to do the things she wanted to do. She worked 6 days a week at our store selling dad’s yummy caramel corn, caramel apples, popcorn, pralines and various candies. She was also a mom and homemaker, business brains of the family as well as bookkeeper for the store.

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Meaningful visits can include a daily memory fitness activity

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
March 4th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

With memory fitness on the minds of all ages, there are many activities that adults of all ages can do together.

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Successful Aging with a Hearing Loss

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
June 25th, 2010 at 1:11 am

We have all heard that we can expect some changes in memory related to normal aging. In addition to increased word finding problems, a person can expect some difficulties processing information and learning new information. If an older adult’s situation is complicated by a hearing loss, Read more »