Successful Aging

A weekly syndicated newspaper column by Helen Dennis

After 18 years and more than 875 columns, Helen continues to delight readers with her Successful Aging column for the Southern California News Group.  The syndicated column reaches more than 1.6 million readers weekly.


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Successful Aging appears

in the following newspapers:

The Los Angeles Daily News

The Daily Breeze

Pasadena Star News

Long Beach Press Telegram

Whittier Daily News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Barbara Sun

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Orange County Register

Redlands Daily Facts

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November 27, 2017

Dear readers,

As a continuation from last week — M.K. is frustrated because his mother who has Alzheimer’s disease and a bipolar disorder refuses to take her medication.

He is looking for ways to overcome her resistance.  He also wants to know if he is genetically v...

November 9, 2017

Q. My mother is 83 and has early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and also has been diagnosed with a bi-polar disorder. She lives alone and refuses to take her medication. I am frustrated that I cannot change her mind or behavior. When she is on medication she feels and ac...

November 2, 2017

Dear readers,

This week is part two of the 16th anniversary column reflecting what I learned from our readers during the past year.

Here are some themes.

Birthdays: Eighteen months before her 60th birthday Ms. M. began to look for the 80 girls with whom she...

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