Timely Topics in Elder Care
Talking About Death and Dying Is Good for Us
These days, people tend to avoid talking about death and dying, but that is slowly changing.

Timely Topics

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 can be busy and emotional enough to make your head spin. 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.

Medical Marijuana May Hold Hope for Some
Individuals who have chronic conditions and live in states where marijuana is legal for medical use may benefit from this alternative treatment.

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?

Coffee, Dementia, “Old People Smell," Exercises for the Brain
Here are several recent stories that caught my attention. I hope you find them interesting too.

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.







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