Caring for your aging parents'
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]