Caring for your aging parents'

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 [...]

How to be the best adult child to aging parents

How to be the best adult child to aging parents

Parents are taught how to raise their children and youngsters are instructed to treat their elders with respect. Yet, when the roles of the generations get reversed many adult children are uncertain about how to relate [...]

Cultivate the connection between grandparents and grandchildren

Cultivate the connection between grandparents and grandchildren

During the Holidays family members, young and old, gather to share the festivities. Many delight in the joy of intergenerational interactions. Seniors are enamored by the young children’s joy, delight in the maturing grandchildren’s accomplishments and [...]

Make a difference in the life of your aging parent

Make a difference in the life of your aging parent

The life of adult children is complicated enough. Having the responsibility of caring for elderly parents leaves many Boomers bewildered about how to best attend to their elders’ needs. Perhaps the most daunting of the many [...]