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.
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?
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
Many of us remember Howard Zinn from his days of being a critic of the Vietnam War. I found his thoughts here to be highly inspirational and fitting to post as we celebrate our nation’s Independence and try to make sense out of recent developments in our country. “To
Elder Abuse Comes in Many Forms – Appropriate Adult Protective Services Referrals Can Help Reduce Mistreatment
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Horrendously the figures have risen dramatically. “Before the pandemic, it was reported to be around 1 in 10 older adults in the U.S. who experienced elder mistreatment. In 2020, this number doubled to 1 in 5 – a nearly 84% increase.” Please read this enlightening piece about
A recent posting to my Facebook page by a friend was intended to remind readers, including me, that instead of complaining about gas prices going up, we had a choice: to be grateful. Huh? Yes, the post noted, we can be grateful that we “aren’t sitting on a concrete floor
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