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
Registration Now Open for Live Interactive Webinar on Valentine’s Day with Steve Gurney from Positive Aging Community!
Registration is now open for my upcoming live webinar! Please join me in registering for this special Valentine’s Day webinar with myself and Steve Gurney the Founder and Director of the Positive Aging Community on Tuesday, February 14th at 9AM PT / Noon ET! We will be discussing the
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.
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,
Life is stranger than fiction, they say. And there are lessons we can learn from both life and fiction. I came across this article and thought to share it with you, our POP community, since it offers a listing of books and movies about the variety of huge challenges the
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