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
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
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