Archives for Aging - Page 3

Rejecting Childhood Rejection

“I can’t figure it out,” one of the writers to Psych Central’s “Ask the Therapist” column wrote recently. “My parents never give me any emotional support or even seem...
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Finding Love after 60

During the last few months of her life, my grandmother Ruth, then 93, was too frail for family to adequately care for at home. With much reluctance, she and...
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Coffee May Prevent Dementia

Further evidence has come to light that drinking coffee may have a protective effect against dementia. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are common problems in the elderly population. Although research...
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Grief, Grandma’s Way

By the time she got into her 90s, my grandmother was a wise woman indeed. She was wise about life. She was also wise about death. As the youngest...
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Seniors and Depression

Depression in Seniors As we age, many people believe that it is normal or expected that a person should become more depressed. But that’s not the case. Depression is...
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Dating Later in Life

“At first, I felt like I was being unfaithful to my late husband,” says Paula, a 65-year-old widow who recently began dating again. Sam, a 70-year-old retiree, wants to...
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Caring for an Elder Parent

A combination of trends is sparking heightened interest in generational issues. For one thing, people are simply living longer due to advances in medicine and preventive health. It’s more...
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The Male Midlife Crisis

You have an unexplained desire to buy a sports car. You’re happily married, but you have started fantasizing about younger women. You go on a crash diet, and dream...
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