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Parenting Your Aging Parents – evaluating and treating chest pain

Parenting Your Aging Parents – evaluating and treating chest pain – recovering from the death of a spouse Francine Moskowitz Dear Francine and Robert: Dad has been having some chest pains in recent weeks, but he refuses to go see his doctor. I realize you’re not physicians and you can’t diagnose my father through the […]

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Parenting Your Aging Parents – knee rehabilitation

Parenting Your Aging Parents – knee rehabilitation – health and safety for active walking Francine Moskowitz Dear Francine and Robert: My aging father has been active and healthy his whole life. Last month, while playing tennis with a good friend, he injured his knee. The doctor says it’s a tear in his meniscus, and recommends […]

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Parenting Your Aging Parents – caring for circadian rhythm disorders in aged father

Parenting Your Aging Parents – caring for circadian rhythm disorders in aged father – caregiver of aged parents feels overextended when asked to visit aunt in hospital Francine Moskowitz Dear Francine and Robert: My aging father, who lives with us, seems to be getting his days and nights mixed up. For the last couple of […]

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Parenting Your Aging Parents

Parenting Your Aging Parents – elderly drivers, home care issues Francine Moskowitz Dear Francine and Robert: My aging father, 86, ran his car into a tree last week. He wasn’t badly hurt. My brother, who lives near him, wasn’t surprised, though. He tells us Dad goes through periodic “spells” where he is confused and has […]

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Parenting Your Aging Parents – living arrangements for aged aunt

Parenting Your Aging Parents – living arrangements for aged aunt – selecting a residential care facility for aged father Francine Moskowitz Dear Francine and Robert: A few years ago, my aging mom and her sister, Gretchen, (both in their 80s) moved to an assisted living center near me. But Mom’s other sister, Betty, (also in […]