Can it be possible that you’re old enough to have a Mom who herself could use a special gift from you this year, a gift that only you can give her? After years of giving you “all she’s got,” can you imagine that your Mother might this year be tired?
What do you think about this survey, showing that more than half of Finnish residents won’t care for aging parents?? We at www.ParentingOurParents.org are deeply concerned that this may be an international trend. And consider who will help you if you’re a senior, or a POParent, when and if “immigration
Ever thought about things you’d do differently when you’re “old? How old would that be? How mature would you like to become? Article originally published in the New York Times Soon after my 50th birthday, 10 years ago, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do
Depending on where you live in the States, and depending on certain health, age and money requirements, you may get PAID to do what you’re now doing for free. Read this important article. Among the many words used to describe family caregivers — invisible, overwhelmed, heroic, to name just a
As our parents get older and begin to lose their independence, many will turn to their adult children to help them navigate the complicated and costly world of long-term care. Yet for adult children already caring for young kids of their own, this new role of “caregiver” can be a
We at POP truly understand and feel compassion for what it’s like to feel isolated, unappreciated and exhausted. Especially on a long Labor Day Weekend as you labor. Research shows 2/3 of unpaid caregivers helping a family member with dementia suffer from health-threatening isolation and intense aloneness, feeling unappreciated by
What will YOU do to leave your family and community a legacy? We, at POP, are reading articles and hearing from you in our community about how much loneliness and purposelessness many of you are feeling after you “leave work,” and/or lose your loved ones to illness, dementia and death.
AARP said recently that 42 million Americans over 45 are chronically lonely. Wow! Why is that? Fewer of us are getting married; we are having fewer children; more of us are becoming divorced and widowed. We get a dog instead of a friend. We interact on Facebook rather than in
It’s a challenge to all concerned when a loved one’s needs — or your own — result in having to enter a nursing home, whether temporarily or for the indefinite future. One of our biggest collective fears is how will the senior manage the transition from home to a new