When Bob got scammed, he felt terrible. Instead of keeping it to himself, he decided to warn other people by sharing his experience.
A poem called “The Crabby Old Man” has made the rounds for years. It turns out the story behind the poem is not accurate, but it still contains a useful message. He may seem crabby, but the man is simply feeling lonely, isolated, invisible, and depressed.
f you’re worried about a loved one’s ability to drive, it can become a challenging situation — for many reasons. That’s when someone like Heather Shields can step in and help. She assesses people’s driving skills and not only makes recommendations but also helps families come up with a workable plan.
You’re getting older and you want to live as long as possible — forever — in your own home. Only it’s no longer safe. Read how a program in Bath, Maine is helping some people by modifying their homes for free.
Loneliness is a huge issue for many people, including elderly people. Imagine living in a rural area where access to resources and human contact may be limited. A recent summit focused on the problem and possible solutions.
Practical advice on having difficult conversations with elderly parents about issues regarding care and safety.
I’ve long believed that if we could all start each day with a good back and shoulder massage the world would be a more peaceful place. Not only does massage help relieve stress and tension, it’s being used more and more as a complement to traditional medical treatments. For example, in some cancer centers, volunteer massage therapists […]
Imagine for a moment that a well-meaning family member decides it’s no longer safe for you to drive and takes away your keys. You have been driving all of your adult life with no major mishaps. The only issue, as far as you’re concerned, is that you’re not quite as young as you used to […]
When we see our parents on a regular basis, we may not notice subtle changes in their routines or behaviors. If one is failing in some way, the other may pick up the slack and so, it may seem as if nothing is amiss. They may not mention anything because they don’t want to worry us […]
Helen Livingston did not want to pack up her belongings and move out of her condo. “I wish I could have stayed,” she told me when we talked on the phone recently. “I was very happy.” But at 94 years old, there were some things about living alone that no longer suited Helen’s fancy. Cooking, […]