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, estate planning, leading an active lifestyle and more.


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Buttons 2 Button by Metro Detroit Mom Makes Dressing Easier

One Farmington Hills mom saw first-hand how hard dressing can be for people with limited dexterity, so she invented the Buttons 2 Button clothing adapter.

How Caring for Aging Parents Can Negatively Impact Work

It's a common issue for sandwich generation parents, and a new study backs it up. Here's a look at the toll it takes on parents' work life – and what to do.
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Pot Use Rising Among Baby Boomers for Medical Reasons

Cannabis use is rising for some of our aging parents. More boomers are using marijuana now compared to 10 years ago, a study says – largely for health reasons.
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Best Skip Gen Vacations for Grandparents and Grandkids

Intergenerational travel is becoming a growing trend. Discover 10 top skip gen vacations, aka 'gramping,' for a memorable getaway minus mom and dad.
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Growing Alzheimer’s Rates Are Epidemic, U-M Neurologist Says

The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is expected to rise 138 percent by 2050. That has some saying Alzheimer's rates are epidemic.