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On Being an Aging Runner

I recently ran in a 5-kilometer race, a fundraiser for college scholarships. I did pretty well, all things considered, completing the course a little more than a minute faster than the goal I had set. 823 more words


Caregivers: How to Master the Art of Listening

This is Dr. Brian Alman with a tip for helping you do your very best in a demanding job—taking care of others.

To be happy and satisfied caring for others, you need to become a great listener. 279 more words


Lonely or Alone?

Have you ever heard the saying, “Being alone doesn’t mean you’re lonely, and being lonely doesn’t mean you’re alone”? The psych grad in me is cringing – I can’t find its source to cite it anywhere! 508 more words


All Home Health is Not The Same

A couple of months ago we had to seriously reconsider the assistance that we were using to help mom and dad.  We have seen a definite decline in mom’s mental ability over the last six months and she basically does not want the responsibility of making decisions any more.  425 more words

Acceptance Of Dementia Care Of Elderly Parent Requiring Nursing Home Care.

Hello, Papa Bear has dementia. My partner has been looking after his father for 7 years now. I was wondering if anyone had any resources or things to say about PB needing to be in full time care now. 9 more words

80-year-old grandmother graduates from college with honors

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Rosa Salgado, 80, graduated alongside her grandsons this weekend, finally earning an Associate of Arts degree from Miami-Dade College in Florida. 75 more words


Alzheimer's: A Thief in the Night

On Friday, after nineteen years of marriage and caring for my 84-year old father, who has suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s for many years, my step-mom decided it was time to place him in a senior living home. 1,003 more words