Talking About Death and Dying Is Good for Us
People once avoided certain topics, like being gay or alcoholic. These days, people avoid talking about death and dying, but that's slowly changing too. Here is why those discussions are so important to individual patients, their families and friends.
Be Grateful this Holiday Season
The holidays are a busy and emotional time, but with a few simple organizational tips and reminders to be appreciative for all that you have, you can have a happy and meaningful season.
As I Approach 70...
If I ever needed a sense of humor and adventure, it is now! I am reinventing my life yet again, which is both exciting and perplexing at times. But, it is important to remember that it's never too late to shake things up and find happiness.
Women Are Different in their Health Needs
Men and women are distinct in a number of ways, and one-size-fits-all health care can leave both genders at a disadvantage. See why it is important for you to receive care that is unique to you.
Assisted Dying: Merciful or an Affront to the Value of Life?
Should terminally ill patients be able to voluntarily end their life? There are many ethical implications regarding this hotly debated topic, but many proponents of the right-to-die stress how such a choice can help patients avoid unnecessary suffering.
Aging and Generational Competences
Significant changes are happening to the demographics of the United States. Our population is growing in both number and diversity, and it is also aging. But what does this mean about how generations of people continue to interact with one another?
The Power of Human Touch
It is becoming increasingly difficult for humans to establish personal, physical connections in this digital age. However, showing affection through touch is vital to expressing our feelings for those we love--especially the elderly, ill and disabled.
Aging Well: Margaret's Gifts
I've begun an "aging well" series, and don't know many seniors who are doing just that any better than Margaret, profiled here. She's 97, lives in her own house with her cat, plays the piano and manages all her own affairs. Here's her inspiring story.