A Quiet Affliction – Elderly Depression

Some days are just better than others. That’s a fact. There will be times in all of our lives when it seems like a dark cloud has parked itself above…

Aging Parents and Money Matters

For many of us, the topic of money – particularly our own – can be one of the most emotional and intimate ones out there. Money issues lead to over…

Living to 100 – It Could Happen.

People are living longer lives than ever before in history. The National Institute on Aging states that in the U.S. alone, life expectancy doubled in the 20th century. And, get…

Elderly Dementia: A Growing Issue

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a fact sheet which contained some sobering findings about Earth’s elderly and aging population. Some highlights include: By 2050, the world’s over-60 population…

Tips For Long-Distance Elder Care

Caring for our elderly loved ones can involve juggling a cornucopia of varied responsibilities, from ensuring their personal hygiene to managing their bank accounts and assets; scheduling doctor visits to…

Children and the Elder Caregiving Process

These days, the thought of a modern 13-year-old child sharing a space with an 90-year-old might seem somewhat inconceivable to some – if not downright funny. How could a 90-year-old…

Elder Abuse and How To Prevent It

The decision to adopt elder living solutions for a loved one is never an easy one, nor should it be. Much research, thought and consideration takes place when selecting just…

Dental Care for Seniors

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, in the United States, 178 million people are “edentulous,”: missing at least one tooth. And the number of persons who have lost all…

I’ve Got This! … but she doesn’t want “this”

Several articles (including my own) focus on the heaping pile of responsibilities that accompany caring for an aging parent. The juggling act of child-care and parent-care, combined with work and…

Aging: A State of Mind

State of Mind noun attitude, perspective, outlook, approach, mood, disposition, frame of mind, mindset, way of looking at things Is aging really a state of mind? Researchers say that age is…