Patti Shea

Patti Shea, an AARP Social Media manager, loves baseball, beagles and Mel Brooks movies. She grew up in L.A. and now cares for her parents in Florida.
Is yours the new American family?
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"How can you laugh when you've served as a caregiver for nearly 30 years through all the brutal challenges that your family continues to endure?"
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Editor's note: This is a guest post by AARP historian and speechwriter Lily Liu.
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Earlier this week, I was among the millions closely following the Twitter feed from NPR's Scott Simon, who was tweeting about the final days, weeks and hours of his mother's life. His mom, Patricia, died on July 29 at the age of 84.
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ST. LOUIS -- I've spent the past two days here attending a conference dedicated solely to Universal Design. Una-what? In spite of what it sounds like, Universal Design isn't a Carl Saganese approach to designing the cosmos.
AARP Caregiving Resource Center iPad app
Caring for yourself, your parents or a loved one just a whole lot easier.
I called the city on my neighbors and I still feel horrible about it.
LAS VEGAS - The National Association of Home Builders says the future housing market will depend heavily on baby boomers.
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LAS VEGAS - Spending a day on the floor at the NAHB International Builders' Show is like Disneyland for homeowners. If only I could afford the remote controlled sliding glass door that I can open with my iPad so I don't have to get off the sofa when the dogs want in.
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