Category Archives: health and wellness

Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Decrease Your Feelings of Isolation

One of the most difficult and stressful jobs you’re ever likely to face is one for which you don’t get paid. This work can be so all encompassing as to wreak havoc on your paying employment, as well as on … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, caretaking, health and wellness, selfcare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Decrease Your Feelings of Isolation

6 Tips for Dealing with Your Aging Parent’s Speedy Remarriage

Few situations tend to bring about as many strong feelings, often banding adult children together against parent, as when your widowed, aging mom or dad decides to remarry—especially after a relatively short period of time since the death of your … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, aging in place, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness | Tagged , | Comments Off on 6 Tips for Dealing with Your Aging Parent’s Speedy Remarriage

Suicide Among the Elderly: Signs of Danger

In life’s sometimes painful progression, we, as adult children, expect to outlive our parents. This is the circle of life. One day, natural causes or an ongoing illness will lay claim to our elderly parents.  Yet there’s something we don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Suicide Among the Elderly: Signs of Danger

Your Aging Parents: Reframing your Focus to Find the Bright Side of Caretaking

The job of caretaking your aging parents is one that is bittersweet. Aging is rarely kind to any living being, bringing with it a host of ailments, both emotional and physical; and yet, learning to refocus the grief or fear … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, aging in place, Assisted Living, caretaking, health and wellness, The Middle Ages | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Your Aging Parents: Reframing your Focus to Find the Bright Side of Caretaking

Your Aging Parents: 8 Simple Brain Exercises to Improve Memory or Slow Down Its Loss

We all know that physical exercise is important to our bodies’ wellbeing, but did you know that cognitive stimulation is equally important to the health of our brains? Experts say that the brain can be strengthened through targeted exercise, just … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, aging in place, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness, prescriptions, The Middle Ages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Your Aging Parents: 8 Simple Brain Exercises to Improve Memory or Slow Down Its Loss

Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe from Internet Predators: 3 Tips for Savvy, Safe Sales Transactions

Chances are you’ve spoken to your children about the subject of “stranger danger” and you continue to do so. They know to avoid strangers in real life as well as on the web and wouldn’t think about opening the front … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe from Internet Predators: 3 Tips for Savvy, Safe Sales Transactions

Suicide in The Elderly: Risk Factors and Warning Signs

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—both people whose lives seemed full and rich in every sense of the word, have helped to open the topic of suicide up for discussion across dinner tables all over the world. … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness, News and Press, prescriptions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Suicide in The Elderly: Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Strange Behavior in Your Aging Parent: It May Not be What You Think

As I have written here in the past, common medical conditions can manifest quite differently in the elderly than they do among the general population. Whereas an ongoing headache and fever after a cold of flu would indicate a likely … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness, medication, prescriptions, The Middle Ages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Strange Behavior in Your Aging Parent: It May Not be What You Think

How to Save Money on Your Aging Parents’ Prescription Costs

It’s no secret that while the costs of prescription medications continue to skyrocket, the majority of our incomes are not rising accordingly. This is especially true for the elderly. How can you help your aging parents stay healthy when many … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, caretaking, health and wellness, medication, News and Press, prescriptions, The Middle Ages | Tagged | Comments Off on How to Save Money on Your Aging Parents’ Prescription Costs

Your Aging Parents: Ignoring the Situation Won’t Make it go Away

When I last heard from Lacey, she was having a crummy holiday season. She’d spent Christmas Eve in an airport, catching an exorbitantly-priced, last-minute, cross-country flight home to be with her ailing, aging parents, both in the same hospital but … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, aging in place, Assisted Living, caretaking, Communication, health and wellness, The Middle Ages | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Your Aging Parents: Ignoring the Situation Won’t Make it go Away