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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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.
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Anxiety in Elderly Increases When Basic Needs Aren’t Met

A study from the University of Michigan highlights the need for more services for aging adults, citing growing rates of anxiety in elderly people.
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Top 10 Ways to Find and Create Quality Caregiver Respite

An Ann Arbor area expert explains why caregiver respite is so critical – and how caregivers can make it happen, especially when caring for aging parents.
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What to Do When Your Aging Parents Retire Out of State

Two southeast Michigan experts offer tips to help seniors and their adult children make a smooth transition when aging parents retire out of state.