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Here’s to the emotional landscape of being the daughter of a mother living with Alzheimer’s. When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
I just read an inspiring story about a pair of newlyweds from Florida. The couple leads an interesting, carefree, and active life in a variety of ways including travel, hobbies, and political activism, to name a few.
In the heat of summer, it’s always important to remember to help our seniors stay cool in the warm weather. If the senior in your life enjoys being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air, it’s a big plus. Just as in the winter we think about keeping warm, staying cool and hydrated during the summer months is equally as important.
Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.
When you or someone you care about can no longer live safely alone, big decisions are in store. The transition from complete independence to having to rely on others for help with things you used to do on your own such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, food preparation, or driving, can be a difficult one.
Gloria Dunn-Violin spent 25 years in the workplace providing services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior, and was a professional speaker through her own business: Wiser Ways to Work. She also authored a book, From Making a Living to Having a Life. Her book on the other side of that journey is, Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living.
Dr. Emilia A. Ripoll, M.D. has practiced urology and urologic oncology in the Denver metro area for more than 25 years. As an American Urological Association Foundation Scholar, Dr. Ripoll researched genetic predisposition and the role of proto-oncogenes in the development of prostate cancer. Mark B. Saunders is a writer, editor, publisher, public speaker, and 11-year prostate cancer survivor. As an “active surveillance” patient, instead of receiving traditional treatments like surgery or radiation, Mark dramatically overhauled his lifestyle, and the cancer became undetectable — and hasn’t returned since. Listen to "THE AGING BOOMERS: Prostate Cancer – A New Approach" on Spreaker.