"Ask Jean" columns by Jean Mueller
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1 Checking on parents during extended holiday visit December 15, 2016
2 Family should be given opportunity to help November 17, 2016
3 Showing respect for others despite their 'age' September 15, 2016
4 Support for an elderly parent living alone August 18, 2016
5 Navigating a complicated health system July 14, 2016
6 Advising senior parents about housing decisions June 16, 2016
7 Alleviating concerns of adult children April 28, 2016
8 Having an ‘adult’ conversation with a parent March 31, 2016
9 Dealing with grief is different for each individual February 25, 2016
10 Home modifications necessary for safety January 21, 2016
11 Minimizing holiday stress for seniors December 10, 2015
12 Losing that 'spark' in older years November 19, 2015
13 Gather facts while choosing an assisted living facility October 22, 2015
14 Distinguishing between fact and fiction September 17, 2015
15 Signs indicating a senior may need help August 20, 2015
16 Long distance caregiving July 16, 2015
17 Supporting members of the entire family June 18, 2015
18 Supporting a parent's decision May 14, 2015
19 Senior bullying and taking action to prevent it April 23, 2015
20 Parental responsibilities of an only child March 26, 2015
21 Finding at-home assistance for seniors February 19, 2015
22 Making the holidays meaningful for everyone December 11, 2014
23 Making plans for care of disabled daughter November 27, 2014
24 Are changes in taste normal with aging? October 23, 2014
25 Living independently involves many aspects September 18, 2014
26 Concerns about parent's financial status August 21, 2014
27 How much information can be shared? July 17, 2014
28 Living a meaningful life June 19, 2014
29 Maximizing your time during a doctor's visit: Four suggestions to get the most out of your appointments May 15, 2014
30 Visiting agency services April 24, 2014
31 Power of Attorney for Health Care: what it means March 27, 2014
32 Check authenticity of ‘once in a lifetime’ investment February 20, 2014
33 Helping aging parents January 16, 2014
34 Learning to deal with the effects of Alzheimer's December 12, 2013
35 Holiday traditions sometimes need to be changed November 21, 2013
36 Helping a person through grief can be challenging October 24, 2013
37 Keeping seniors safe in their homes September 19, 2013
38 Recognizing depression affecting a senior citizen August 22, 2013
39 Resource centers can help seniors in need July 18, 2013
40 Family caregiving: The division of labor June 20, 2013
41 Is incontinence normal with age? May 13, 2013
42 Keeping the conversation ‘upbeat’ April 18, 2013
43 Caregivers should seek outside help when needed March 21, 2013
44 Reassuring a parent at the end of their life February 21, 2013
45 Discuss living arrangement options with parent January 17, 2013
46 Answer health concern questions honestly December 13, 2012
47 Helping elderly neighbors in need November 22, 2012
48 Decision to help an elderly parent can be difficult October 4, 2012
49 Power of attorney essential for heathcare and finances October 4, 2012
50 New emergency medical alert features available August 23, 2012
51 Family should step up July 19, 2012
52 Moving parents to another city June 21, 2012
53 Daughter is concerned about mom's diet May 17, 2012
54 Hiding information from a parent: good or bad? April 19, 2012
55 Does Medicare cover nursing home care? March 22, 2012
56 Intervening with a parent's right to drive February 16, 2012
57 What does 'health care power of attorney' mean? January 19, 2012
58 Keeping a family tradition alive with help December 19, 2011
59 Helping an aging parent from a distance October 20, 2011
60 Alzheimer’s and dementia October 20, 2011