Category Archives: Mental Health

Things You Should Never Say to Grandkids

One of the joys of getting older is spending time with grandchildren.  They keep us young, right? But did you know that there are things we just shouldn’t say to them? This article might help you avoid trouble!  Source: Things You Should Never Say to Grandkids

How to Prepare for The Three Stages of Life After 50

Well, it is a little late for me to prepare, but I really got some good insights out of this article.  What phase are you in? I think I’ll be buying this woman’s book. Source: How to Prepare for The Three Stages of Life After 50

Scientists endorse these three strategies to delay dementia

“This is the first time experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have deemed scientific evidence strong enough to suggest that preventing dementia and age-related cognitive decline might be possible.”….  Read more!  Source: Scientists endorse these three strategies to delay dementia | PBS NewsHour

Signs A Loved One May Need Assisted Living

This is a toughie.  Our loved ones want to stay in their homes as long as is possible, but at a certain point it is just not safe.  How do you know when that time has come? Here are some clues that can be a big help.  Don’t wait till there is a serious accident or unattended illness!   Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

4 Conditions That Resemble Depression, But Aren’t

Are you, or is someone you love, depressed?  Be aware that there are some medical conditions that can mimic depression.  Continue reading

CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Aging at home – after all, isn’t that what the vast majority of us want?  How do we avoid nursing homes or assisted living without overburdening our loved ones? And our generation is full of “elder orphans”, people who did not have children and really have no family to turn to in a health crisis.  It’s time for innovative thinking, and the program described in this article is one of the best we’ve seen.  A comprehensive, creative approach to managing resources is the key, and we boomers are the perfect folks to make it happen.  Read on!  Source: CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Bird by Bird: The Slow Guide to Minimalism.

Are you looking for ways to declutter, untangle, or otherwise simplify your life? It sure sounds good to many of us, but getting started is hard.  This author takes a page from Ann Lamott’s wonderful book on writing, Bird by Bird.  Take a look at her approach to becoming a minimalist!, breathe, and make some changes!  Source: Bird by Bird: The Slow Guide to Minimalism.