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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

Divorce After 50: Counter Unfairness Like the Amazing Queen You Are!
21 hours ago

Divorce After 50: Counter Unfairness Like the Amazing Queen You Are!

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Let’s talk about one of the most common obstacles that stop us from moving on after divorce, especially after a long-term marriage. Read More

What to Do When Memory Care Just Isn’t Working
22 hours ago

What to Do When Memory Care Just Isn’t Working

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Memory care isn’t what it used to be. I recently had 11 families in two countries reach out to me about the appalling care their loved ones living with dementia are receiving. Read More

4 Common Family Caregiver Challenges and How to Overcome Them
2 days ago

4 Common Family Caregiver Challenges and How to Overcome Them

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Being a family caregiver is becoming the norm for more and more Americans, with roughly 44 million people – and growing – providing care for a loved one in the U.S. Read More

6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate When Your Parent or Partner Lives in Memory Care
4 days ago

6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate When Your Parent or Partner Lives in Memory Care

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No one chooses to make a move to memory care on a whim. It’s an emotionally bruising experience, often made when you’re most exhausted and vulnerable. Read More

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children
7 days ago

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children

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I truly believed I could handle my adult child’s estrangement on my own. After all, I had dealt with countless personal and family issues: my spouse’s cancer, infertility, kids with learning issues, my own struggle with depression, and more. While I coped, these all took their toll. Read More

Marriage Advice for Family Members: 12 Questions to Ask Before Saying “I Do”
7 days ago

Marriage Advice for Family Members: 12 Questions to Ask Before Saying “I Do”

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When a couple decides to get married, they are often lost in the moment and preparation for the “big event.” We have all heard about the let down when the honeymoon is over and reality sinks in. Read More

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren
2 weeks ago

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren

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While your role as a grandmother should revolve around giving treats and having fun with the little ones, you can drop in a few important money lessons throughout the years. Read More

10 Fun Things to Do with Someone in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
2 weeks ago

10 Fun Things to Do with Someone in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

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When a loved one lives in a nursing home or assisted living, visiting regularly is an important way to stay connected and show how much you care. Spending time with you will brighten their day and knowing when you’ll visit next gives them something to look forward to. Read More

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching
3 weeks ago

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching

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There is something about finding ourselves in our 60s that makes our heads turn to the past, in general, and, more specifically, to our ancestry. I have no idea why this fascination comes so forcefully at this time.

Perhaps as we age, our perception of time changes. The decades before we were born seem less long ago. Our ancestors therefore seem more real and present. Read More

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger
3 weeks ago

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger

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My Mom, who had been diagnosed with dementia, was leaning up against the sink in the bathroom. Her soapy hands were under running water. I was reaching around her trying to gently use a nail brush to clean under her nails; she’d just had another accident and her hands and nails were a mess. Read More