What do we really mean when we speak about “mental health?” Do we mean that we never experience unpleasant emotions? Not to me. To me, a mental health professional for many decades, never experiencing unpleasant emotions could be seen as unhealthy, because there is loss, challenging work and relationships,
Everyone who knows me personally hears me consistently describe the many virtues and joys of music. In dealing with older folks and especially those with dementia, it is particularly remarkable to see them light up and actively sing all the words of their favorite “old” tunes even when they
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
Dear Friends of ParentingOurParents, I’ve never been a fan of New Years’ Resolutions. It always seemed too easy to miss that daily trip to the gym by January 10th and then it felt “downhill” from there. But I’ve long since enjoyed and recommended creating a list of New Years’ Aspirations/Inspirations.
Who me? Now? Be grateful with all this going on? Grateful – hmmm. Maybe those thoughts crossed your mind when you saw this headline. Or maybe you thought: is there really a need for an international day to be grateful? Well, maybe the answer is a loud: “you betcha,” that
Most of us have had some concerns about the emotional toll associated with our own social isolation and resulting loneliness during this pandemic. You and I have undoubtedly felt some impact from the many, many days of staying home, donning masks and, oddly, returning on some level to childhood warnings
We Welcome You to Register for This Free Webinar Tomorrow Offering Practical Tips for Caregiving During COVID!
Renew Talks Health will be presenting a free webinar that will provide attendees practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic hosted by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care, with 40 years of clinical and academic experience and Lee Tuchfarber, CEO, Renew Senior Communities. They will cover topics
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
We here at POP like to remind both our aging community and those POParenting them that healthy aging involves leaning on four legs, like a table. Leg #1: a healthy body; Leg #2: enough money Leg #3: a spiritual base to lean on; Leg #4: a good social life –