At 75 Taking Care of Mom– NY Times article on the realities of “aging together” when aging children care for aging parents.
How To Be A Better Caregiver When Your Loved One Is Sick – None of us are prepared to be caregivers — the role is thrust upon us. More than 40 million Americans are caring for an elderly parent or loved one. Here are six tips to make the caregiving burden more sustainable.
Dispelling the Myths of Aging – Is it inevitable that you’ll lose health and vitality as you age? Not necessarily, says mind-body health expert Joan Borysenko. Here’s her advice for finding value in your elder years.
Best Websites For Positive Aging & Retirement – The following list of sites (compiled at the end of 2018) focuses on education and sharing information about positive aging and retirement. They also offer current and interesting news on an ongoing basis. None of them are commercially focused. Perhaps best of all, they are interesting, fun and informative to read.
Atual Gawande’s Being Mortal “Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end.”
Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward “Its message is straightforward and bracing: the spiritual life is not static. You will come to a crisis in your life, and after the crisis, if you are open to it, you will enter a space of spiritual refreshment, peace and compassion that you could not have imagined before.”