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Assessing your Parent’s Physical Capabilities from Afar

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 28, 2014 Comments Off on Assessing your Parent’s Physical Capabilities from Afar

Many of us don’t live in the same town where our parents are located so trying to assess your parent’s physical capabilities from afar can be a bit… Read More »

Mom answers “Is this how you pictured your Golden Years?”

In Random Thoughts On October 26, 2014 Comments Off on Mom answers “Is this how you pictured your Golden Years?”

Several followers submitted questions for Mom on our Travel with Aging Parents Facebook page. It’s been fun rolling these out over the past couple of weeks. The latest… Read More »

Happy Birthday Daddy

In Random Thoughts On October 23, 2014 Comments Off on Happy Birthday Daddy

My Dad would’ve been 84 today. He was a great man and a wonderful father. He taught me I could do anything and be anything if I just… Read More »

READER QUESTION: Traveling with a Parent on Dialysis

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions On October 21, 2014 Comments Off on READER QUESTION: Traveling with a Parent on Dialysis

Veronica Purcell asked the question: I’m traveling with my mom and she’s on dialysis and in a wheelchair. Where do I start planning? Although this may sound daunting… Read More »

Latest Travel Gadget for Women: the “Pee Pocket”

In Gadgets, Humor On October 19, 2014 Comments Off on Latest Travel Gadget for Women: the “Pee Pocket”

  Where was the Pee Pocket during our 8 or 9 trips to China?  Alas, my knees just do not allow for sustained squatting (and certainly not with… Read More »

Traveling with a Parent who has Dementia – Part 2

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 9, 2014 Comments Off on Traveling with a Parent who has Dementia – Part 2

In Part 1 of traveling with a parent who has dementia, I laid the ground work on what to expect while traveling and defining expectations from family members…. Read More »

Traveling with a Parent who has Dementia – Part 1

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 7, 2014 Comments Off on Traveling with a Parent who has Dementia – Part 1

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million people are currently living with this debilitating disease and the number is estimated to triple by 2050. Thank goodness… Read More »

Mom answers “Do you get bored?”

In Need to Know, Random Thoughts, Reader Questions On October 4, 2014 Comments Off on Mom answers “Do you get bored?”

  I received several questions from our Travel with Aging Parents Facebook followers to ask Mom next time I was home.  In Thursday’s post, Mom answers MaryAnn Baca’s… Read More »

Mom answers “What fills your day?”

In Random Thoughts, Reader Questions On October 2, 2014 Comments Off on Mom answers “What fills your day?”

  I received several questions from our Travel with Aging Parents Facebook followers to ask Mom next time I was home.  Here, Mom answers MaryAnn Baca’s questions:  … Read More »

5 Tips on How to NOT LOSE IT while Traveling with your Parents

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On September 30, 2014 Comments Off on 5 Tips on How to NOT LOSE IT while Traveling with your Parents

Over the past 20 years, I’ve traveled in excess of 300,000 miles with mom and I won’t kid you, sometimes it can be challenging. After all, we both… Read More »