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How to Get Ready to Move an Elderly Parent Into Your Home

Image of an older man in a black cap with a red vest leaning on a park bench for an article about how to get ready to move an elderly parent into your home.

For many middle-aged children, moving a parent into the home is the right decision. Of course, there are other choices, such as assisted living and long-term care, but many children begin to consider moving their parent(s) in as they begin to age or have medical difficulties. However, there are a few things to consider first…

What Is Sundowning in the Elderly?


The term “sundowning,” or sundowners syndrome in the elderly, isn’t a disease or condition of itself—instead it is symptomatic of age-related diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Essentially, senior sundown syndrome is a general state of confusion. Because the person is confused and disoriented, there are serious safety concerns when an elderly person may…

Interviewing the Elderly: Questions to Ask About Family History


Whether you’re asking genealogy questions to try to piece together family history or you’re working on interview questions for old age home, questions to ask an older person about their childhood or about their family history can be incredibly valuable. There are things and memories you can write down that you can pass on to…