Smoking cigarettes can have many harmful effects on our bodies. The health risks associated with cigarette consumption are even worse for older adults. Recent findings from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicate that cigarette smoking is associated with poorer cognitive performance among people 60 years and older. This association is broadly the
So many of you have expressed concerns about the emotional toll associated with your social isolation and resulting loneliness and similar challenges for others you love during this nearly three years of pandemic. You and I too have undoubtedly felt the impact from the many, many days of staying
What if Your Beloved Parent with Alzheimer’s Could Live a Freer, Happier and Healthier Life in a Dementia Village Like This?
What if your beloved parent with Alzheimer’s could live a freer, happier and healthier life in a dementia village like this?
We are sharing here essential terms commonly used by professionals that family caregivers should understand in order to empower them during their journey of love, caring for an aging loved one or an early onset Alzheimer’s parent. Person-centered care: requires understanding the world from the perspective of the individual living with
I am thrilled to share that my book, “Parenting Our Parents: Transforming the Challenge into a Journey of Love” has been so well-received that the publisher has decided to release it in paperback this Fall! In the book, you will learn how you can: read the signs your parents need
Any chance you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, confused, even resentful that you just don’t know what to do next or you don’t have more help – from your siblings, your spouse or others you thought would “be there” to help support your parent(s) with their dementia, chronic illness or ordinary frailty,
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
Like you, I’ve been staying home and my time has been spent “seeing” clients on the phone and via Zoom, FaceTime and Skype. As I listen to them and to my friends, I hear a consistent theme: that living with this pandemic and its impact, many of us are finding ourselves
Do yourself a favor and read this very informative and truly helpful article if you ever interact with a doctor – and most especially if you are one of our beloved seniors or one of their concerned POParents. It provides 5 very easy questions for patients to pose in
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.