Déjà Vu: Battle over Care of Ailing Comedian Tim Conway Seems Sadly Familiar

He was one of the funniest men on television in his heyday, and his deadpan humor was a staple on the top-rated Carol Burnett Show which premiered on network television in 1967 and ran for 11 seasons. But today, Tim Conway is a sad shell of what he once was. Suffering from dementia, the one-time…

Senior housing will be a problem in the future.

Can Your House Accommodate You as You Age in Place? This Washington Post Article Shows You How

It has been quite a while since we’ve written on the AgingOptions blog about some of the specific ways people are modifying their houses to make it possible to age in place. For that reason, and because this is a topic we get questions about frequently, we were immediately interested in this timely article from…

Aretha Franklin

Breaking News: Soul Queen Aretha Franklin Passed Away Without a Will or Trust, According to CNN Report

On August 16, 2018, the world lost a great artist when “Soul Queen” Aretha Franklin passed away at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. For boomers and many others, Franklin was an absolute artistic icon. Since her death in Detroit, praises have been flooding in from around the world, extolling her as an example of true…

What’s Wrong with this Picture? Life Expectancy Declines in a Majority of High-Income Nations Worldwide

We like to read about advances in medical technology and about victories over life-threatening diseases. It makes us feel good to think that medical science has all the answers. But at a time when medical spending is at an all-time high, newly-released data shows that for the first time in decades life expectancy for both…

When Helping Your Aging Parent Financially, Be Careful Not to Risk Your Own Retirement Future

Here’s a question more and more boomers are likely to face, if they haven’t already. How do today’s adults provide financial assistance to their struggling parents without putting their own financial security – not to mention their retirement plans – at risk? A Precarious Environment for Seniors Just a few weeks ago here on the…