ABOUT THE GUIDE TO HELPING YOUR AGING PARENTS

As their parents get older, moms and dads in the ‘sandwich generation’ face new challenges. In the Metro Parent Guide to Helping Your Aging Parents, you’ll find helpful advice around metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Navigate housing, health, finances and estate planning, leading an active lifestyle and more.

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How Music is Helping Alzheimer’s Patients – And Where to Find Local Programs

Recent reports found that music can have benefits for those who have Alzheimer's or dementia. Find out how and get details on local programs.
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Caregiver Support Groups in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Caring for an aging parent can put some serious stress on a child. These caregiver support groups in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can help.
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My Dad Took Out a Reverse Mortgage on His Home

A local mom talks about how her elderly father had to take out a reverse mortgage to cover his necessities – and how this decision has impacted her.
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How to Identify and Stop a Grandparent Scam in its Tracks

Aging parents are at an increasingly high risk for fraud attempts like the 'grandparent scam.' Michigan experts weigh in on the most common scams – and how to best protect seniors.
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How a Cat Named Max Helped With the Loss of Mom

A local mom tells the story of a cat named Max – a former stray who helped her husband cope when his mom was sick and comforted him after she passed away.

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