Seniors Library

  • Survey Finds High Alzheimer’s Awareness
    A large survey has found that most people would rapidly seek medical advice if they developed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The survey ...
  • Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight
    By all external indicators, Dr. Loren Olson was a success in life as a devoted husband and father who was making strides in his career as a psychiatrist.  At age 40, he was a mature ...
  • Understanding and Managing Your Controlling Mother
    You are 35 years old and your mom is still trying to run your life. She doesn’t approve of your boyfriend. She thinks your best ...
  • Understanding and Managing Your Controlling Mother
    You are 35 years old and your mom is still trying to run your life. She ...
  • Heart, Blood Pressure Medications and Dementia
    heart and blood pressure medications reduce dementia risk? Drugs for high blood pressure and heart disease have been linked to protection from Alzheimer's disease ...
  • Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It
    Dr. Gareth Moore has authored several puzzle and brainteaser books aimed at exercising the “brain muscle.” Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It is Dr. Moore’s latest work in this field. In the introduction ...
  • Conquering Depression in the Golden Years
    Chances are, at some point, you or someone you know will encounter a friend or family member who is a senior and struggling with or exhibiting signs of depression.  This is an illness that is ...
  • Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad
    Bob Morris is lucky in love, a fact he doesn’t initially appreciate. Surrounded by people who care about him, Bob still feels lonely and adrift. He wishes he could find the right guy, the perfect ...
  • Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It
    Dr. Gareth Moore has authored several puzzle and brainteaser books aimed at exercising the “brain muscle.”. Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It is Dr. Moore’s latest work in this field. In the introduction ...
  • To Grandmother’s House We Go
    Miranda is at a loss. Her 8-year-old granddaughter Melody has come for a three-week visit so that her mother Terry can save on ...
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Depression in Older Adults
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is becoming increasingly widespread and research continues to suggest that it is an effective treatment for a broad range ...
  • Priceless Presents That Don’t Cost a Thing
    Lunching with a group of friends, all of us 50 and up, the conversation turned to holiday giving. (Of course. It’s that time of year.) “I wish my kids would listen to me,” said Rita. ...
  • 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 we all agreed that a nursing ...
  • Specialized Geriatric Hospital Units Aid Elderly
    Older people cared for in specialized geriatric hospital units tend to decline at a slower pace than those given conventional hospital care, recent research suggests. Aging brings a certain amount of natural deterioration in cognitive performance, ...
  • 60 On Up: The Truth About Aging in America
    When I was in graduate school in the mid-1970s, I felt strangely out of sync with my fellow students. Then I happened on Worlds of Pain, a groundbreaking book by Lillian Rubin about working-class life ...
  • 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 is improving our knowledge of the ...
  • 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 of eight, she had outlived all ...
  • Challenges and Benefits for Grandparent Caregivers
    When my grandfather's mother died in 1900 in rural Maine, it was his aunt who stepped in to raise him and his baby sister. When my friend Jill lost her mother in the 1950s, her ...
  • Fairness and Reciprocity in Friendships
    My friend Richard shook his head as he told me the story of his latest visit with his mother, Harriet, now in her late 80's. "I'd really like to see Mildred," she said. "So why don't you ...
  • Future Planning for Your Intellectually Disabled Adult Child
    If you are in your mid to late 50s or older and have an intellectually disabled adult child living at home, you are part of the first generation whose disabled kids may well outlive them. ...
  • Grandparenting a Disabled Child
    Grandparenting is a delicious second chance for nurturing a child. Chances are you looked forward to using hard-won lessons from your experience as a parent to do it better this time. Chances are you looked ...
  • 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 date, "But my grown kids don't ...
  • Coping With Loneliness: Tips for Seniors
    On the old television show "The Golden Girls," four, over-60 widows live together, providing each other companionship, friendship and emotional support. Many seniors, however, lack this kind of social network. In fact, loneliness is a ...
  • Changing Our Routines and Habits
    Humans are creatures of habit and routine. Just as it takes us 20 years or more to develop our adult personalities, we're also developing behaviors and habits that will stay with us for a lifetime. ...
  • Inhaled Anesthetics Bring Alzheimer’s Risk
    Experts recently have shed light on the link between general anesthetics and cognitive problems. Anesthetics have been thought to cause cognitive dysfunction for a long time — the link was first highlighted in the 1950s. But ...

 

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