When we hit our 30s, blood flow to our brains and our brains’ weight begin to decrease. It starts taking us longer to learn new things, our vision and hearing may not be as good, and we aren’t able to remember details as quickly as we once were. Though these changes can be irritating, they […]
The elderly population is notorious for physical ailments and internal sickness, but few people recognize the psychological anxiety and trauma that also troubles aging parents. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, up to 20% of the elderly population suffers from generalized anxiety even though it is never diagnosed. This anxiety in the elderly manifests […]
Of all the problems that elderly people struggle with most, brain or neurological degeneration is among the worst. While physical degeneration is problematic and painful, losing memory, feeling panicked and general age related brain disorders can ruin the lives of aging parents. Neurological degeneration is nearly assured, but there are many natural methods to halt […]
Waiting until your children are grown before you begin dating again can seem like the ideal situation, but adult children can still have strong reactions to the thought of you having someone new in your life. Prepare to deal with some possible reactions your children might have to keep your relationships strong. 1. Your New […]
Have you ever faced a decision and just put it off? A lot of the decisions we need to make with our elderly parents are the kinds of decisions we’d rather put off. Sometimes they involve a difficult conversation. Sometimes they involve a complex choice where we have to weigh out various pros and cons […]
It would be nice if all our parents, grandparents, and other elderly relatives had a house that was paid off. Rent free, they could live a comfortable retirement in a nice home. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Especially in this economy, having a home you own full out is more of a dream […]
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Guest post by Alvina Lopez One of the best cures for loneliness as an older adult is surrounding yourself with a group of friends who share similar interests to you. Whether your parents live in the same house with you or in an entirely different city from you, consider encouraging them to connect with their […]
Guest Post: Why health care reform probably won’t be repealed.