COVID brought us many things – most of which we may not wish to replicate, ever. But COVID has also provided us some opportunities for lessons that wise families with older members will want to take to heart, and thereafter, to act upon. The lessons? We learned about the vulnerability
I read a lot of studies about aging and about people who are doing ParentingOurParents (POP). Today I read a study that stated older people have a “positive bias,” described as a default position that resembles: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I stopped in my tracks reading on that one.
Although death is inevitable, by addressing certain specific needs, it need not be feared. Generous author and caregiver, Annette Kam, shares what no one wants to think about (but everyone needs to know!) and provides for free her step-by-step guide to all things before, during, and after a loved one’s
Today has been chose as National Caregivers Day, a day to take time to show our appreciation for the professionals who have chosen work in which they care for our beloved ill and dying family members. POP has added to the list of those who can be celebrated today to
You, the readers of my blog, social media posts and book, know that I call myself “an optimist” and so I aim to learn from the “lessons” my decisions in life doll out to me and not be pulled down by them. By placing attention on what we are witnessing
Metabesity 2020 is an exciting conference on geroscience and its impact on the future of aging that will be held virtually this year from October 12th – 15th. The FREE Basic pass will give you access to all sessions of an exciting global conference that will bring you together with
As someone who tries to see the positive side of every situation no matter how dire I have to admit that COVID-19 has tested my joyful abilities on some days. I am happy to report that those times pass though and when I am striving for connection that the
During these days of Covid-19 with so much isolation and self-quarantining being required of our beloved seniors, it’s crucial for us to know about, consider and combat the extraordinary health risks associated with loneliness and isolation. Scientists say loneliness can pose as serious a health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes
To my beloved POP community: What is POParenting? It’s caring with love, patience and useful tools for those loved ones who once cared for us and now need us to help them. What POParenting is NOT: “taking over someone’s life,” being a harsh disciplinarian, issuing orders. None of these
Corona Crisis Making You Anxious? All Alone Now? Or, Everyone Under One Roof? POP Family Coaching Deep Discount!
To my beloved POP community: If you’re reading this, it’s likely you are the middle-aged POParent of someone now deemed “elderly,” or – oh, my! you ARE the “at risk elderly,” even though you and I may still consider ourselves Baby Boomers and might be in fine health. So, my