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The joys and challenges of grand parenting today

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Seismic shifts in our culture and family dynamics have brought major changes to the role of grandparents today. Just when our kids are “grown and gone” (or so we thought), we are often called upon to pick up family responsibilities we weren’t planning on. Just what are those changes, and how can we deal with them in healthy ways?

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Staying connected when our kids are adults

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Dr. Dan’s “30-something” daughter Rachel is in studio to discuss some of the key elements of maintaining healthy and meaningful communication as things change over time. Parents nurturing a relationship with their adult children is a wonderful and rewarding thing. But it’s not easy or automatic. Here are some thoughts from one father-daughter relationship that has grown over time.

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Independence at home

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AAPR surveys say that 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as long as they can. The challenge is to make sure independence doesn’t become isolation. Our guest explains the critical importance of nutrition, socialization, and cognitive engagement. These keys will help the loved one be happy and healthy while still having their independence at home.