Caring for your aging parents'

The Costs of Lonliness

The Costs of Lonliness

Most people are aware of some discomfort during periods in which they are alone or feel lonely. Since aloneness has not been classified as a medical condition, it is rarely considered a physical threat. Yet, multiple [...]

Father’s Day, one of our universal, secular holidays is intended to have individuals of all ages formally celebrate their father’s contributions in raising, loving, supporting, teaching and helping mold them into the great beings they have [...]

Managing Elders’ Anxiety

Managing Elders’ Anxiety

If you are an adult with aging parents or grandparents, sixty-five years or older, you are aware of the challenges that age may pose. Though many seniors today are still very active, dynamic, mentally fit and [...]

Managing our Fears About Aging

Managing our Fears About Aging

Our culture is enthusiastic about babies, children, young adults and even middle aged individuals. The awe fades in regard to the aging population and is often tinged by discomfort and even avoidance of seniors. What propels [...]

Kindness, Compassion Can Alleviate Anxiety

Kindness, Compassion Can Alleviate Anxiety

Most people expect to experience some physical deterioration as they age. Many individuals consider with dread the possible physical, functional or mental decline they may encounter in the future but few adults are aware that intense [...]

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person

Our youth–centered culture promotes beauty, vitality and an energetic, fast-paced lifestyle. The adulation of the young and the beautiful is not new but as our health care improves and we live longer the disparity between generations [...]

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving

Though caregivers of loved ones are often viewed with appreciation, respect and admiration for undertaking this difficult task that requires physical and emotional resiliency, they may be unaware of the risks associated with this saintly endeavor. [...]

Role with Aging Parents

Role with Aging Parents

The blessing of today’s increased longevity has produced new challenges for adult children in managing their aging parents’ lives. Many adults are puzzled by their aging parents’ changed behaviors, habits or affect and often feel at [...]