Of the more than 34.2 million Americans who are providing care for an aging loved one, 15% of them live at least an hour away from that family member, according to the National Institute on Aging. This can present a significant burden to the
I'm pleased to share this guest blog with you this month. It's written by David Solie, an author, educator and thought leader on the psychology of aging. Older adults have a deep resistance to having conversations with their
In a recent survey, nearly 90% of seniors said they preferred to “age in place,” living in their own homes. Although family members and loved ones want to respect their wishes, there can be real risks associated with independent senior living.
“You know what they say, the memory’s the first thing to go.” How often has a friend jokingly said that to you when you can’t remember the name of an actor, or have forgotten something (again) at home? The thing is, memory is often one of the
If you were visiting your aging parents over the holidays and took my advice about checking for health and safety issues, the next natural step is to have “the conversation.” The content of that conversation will differ based on what you found, and
The holidays are a wonderful time to catch up with family and friends, and celebrate the season together. They are also an opportune time to do a loving check up on your aging family members. If you are only able to see your parents once or twice a