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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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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March 19, 2017

Q My closest friend and mentor just died at age 77. She was married to the love of her life for 55 years. One week after the funeral, her husband suffered a severe heart attack, missed her funeral and is now in the Intensive Care Unit. Is this unusual? Do you have any...

February 28, 2017

Last week, we addressed D.B’s request to discuss hospice and its valuable service to those facing life-limiting illnesses. This week, we describe an innovative home that welcomes hospice services for those who want to live their remaining time in a peaceful, comforting...

February 21, 2017

Q We had hospice care for my mother in her home the last three months of her life. The care she received was extraordinary and indispensable. Would you please write something about hospice so your readers will know the importance of this resource? 

— D.B.

A Dear D.B: 

Ind...

January 13, 2017

Q My sister is critically ill and has had a long and difficult relationship with her daughter. I would hate to have my niece live with unresolved issues with his mother for the rest of her life. It would be a big burden. Do you have any suggestions about what she can d...

October 11, 2016

Q After years of caring for my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease and watching her decline, we are thinking of moving her to an assisted-living facility. Are there some guidelines that will make this move smooth? I am not even sure that we selected the right facility....

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