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This foundational article is now available in a PDF booklet that can be shared family members, colleagues, clients and anyone who is involved with older adults.  Just use the order form below to obtain your complimentary copy
The single biggest…

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Sometimes a visual depiction is the most effective way to capture the emotional force of a concept or idea.  That is why I created the Unavoidable Currents of Middle Age infographic.  I wanted to give middle age caregivers a…

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Below is a list of the currents that swirl around the lives of middle age adults producing unchecked volatility, suffocating transaction density and deep exhaustion.  It reminds us that middle age caregivers are being stretched to the limit in all…

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Definition: Nutritious Friend
1. They are always happy to see you.
2. They always want to know what’s happening in your life.
3. They have no plans to “change” of “fix” you, ever.  
If you have a nutritious friend in…

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Introduction
At some point in the lives of our aging parents things slip out of control. It may be a subtle change over time that finally becomes unmanageable or the sudden arrival of a medical setback. As much as we…

The post Communicating Tough Choices. Booklet (pdf) appeared first on Aging, caregiving and the journey through the second half of life.

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You can You can assume that older adults have essentially the same needs and priorities as the rest of the adult population but in doing so, you will miss a never to be repeated opportunity to facilitate their final growth…

The post Uninformed About The Agenda appeared first on Aging, caregiving and the journey through the second half of life.

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“When I had journeyed half our life’s way, I found myself within a shadowed forest , for I had lost the path that does not stray.”
Dante…

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This is a new series I created to help caregivers establish and sustain rapport with older adults…this is the first offering of the series.…

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“All are architects of fate, working in these walls of time.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

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Aging parents face an uneven future in which one will be left behind. FD Reeves’ poem “Home in Wartime” contains two elegant and inspiring stanzas of instructions for both possibilities…
From “Home in Wartime”
By FD Reeves
If I die…

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