Tag Archives: Parents

Helping Parents with Medicare Payment Errors

This post will be useful only for American readers today since it is about the American Medicare system. In the last few years of mom’s life, she had a lot of difficulty following up with errors in medical billing. By … Continue reading

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Driving and Age – How to Cut the Cost of Auto Insurance and Improve Driving Skills

Recently my insurance agent told me if a driver takes a mature driving class from AARP  and other vendors, they can probably get a discount on their automobile insurance.  This is true in many states but depends upon the state and … Continue reading

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Is it a Sign that Dad’s Alzheimer’s is Progressing?

I went to visit dad yesterday.  As usual he wasn’t very talkative and he snoozed through part of my visit.  When it was time to go to lunch he got up and then decided he needed a warmer shirt even … Continue reading

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The Thermostat Wars

Dad was always a little guy – short and thin.  Mom was the same height as dad, but didn’t appear so skinny.  Dad was always sensitive to the cold and in fact changed jobs early in his career because his … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure – Dad’s and Mine

In the days since I wrote about dad’s blood pressure medication in I Must be Doing Something Wrong and Dad’s Medications –  Part 2, I have come to realize that I have a blood pressure problem of my own. While … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Parent’s Doctor

Some of you have asked how you can speak with your parent’s physician or go to the doctor’s office with them.  This all depends on the age and mental capacity of your parents.  If your parents are young and/or mentally able … Continue reading

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Will I Be Having Visitors For Memorial Day?

Over a week ago, I emailed my sister asking when she planned to visit dad.  I reminded her that I had some things she had made for mom and wanted to give them back to her.  I also had some … Continue reading

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Why am I Doing This? Why Do I spend My Time and Energy Helping Dad?

While I was away on vacation, my son forwarded my mail to me in a weekly package which arrived the same day each week.  During that day, and even the day before, I would be stressed just knowing that problems … Continue reading

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Young Children and the Elderly: Assisted Living Facility Visits

Every Sunday little George goes with his dad to visit his great-grandfather at his Assisted Living Facility.  Sometimes great-grandpa is in the lounge area with many other elderly people.  This is what he loves the best.  There are many elderly … Continue reading

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Making Videos from Old Movies with Dad

Once dad became interested in computers, we had a lot to talk about.  Before that, he was pretty much into fixing things and that was kind of “man stuff”.  But after dad became interested in computers, he often asked me … Continue reading

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