Caregiving Advocacy for Elders

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Lawrence J. Weiss and Lynda Hascheff Families—not institutions—provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled persons. These families know the enormity of the burden in caring for som...

Caregiver Advocacy

Senior woman with her caregiver

Family Caregiving is a public health and economic security issue. Caregiving is a journey unlike any other. To those who have not yet traveled this road, you need to know that most of us will. It is d...

Love in Later Life

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Falling in love and having an intimate relationship is critical for life satisfaction and it isn’t reserved just for the young. Everyone wants and needs to feel love and that desire doesn’t change as ...

Acceptance of Others: A Path to a Happier World

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Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change i...

Loneliness and Isolation: Huge Public Health Problems

Elderly woman looks sadly out the window.

Loneliness can affect anyone of any age and background – from an older person mourning the loss of a life partner to a young person who simply feels different and isolated from their friends. Fu...

Teach Me To Grow Healthy: The Intergenerational Community Garden and Indigenous Foods Program

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This month’s article describes a program that was developed by three very innovative and industrious people who currently work on it and contributed significantly to writing this article: Augustin Jor...

The New Year: Making New Year’s Resolutions and Changing Behavior

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Wow! What a year 2020 has been with COVID, the horrible weather, the hatred and decisiveness throughout our country, and the major electronic hacking into the U.S. government systems. A year that nece...

Healthy Aging: Adding Life to Years

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Baby Boomers are one of the largest generations in American history. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, number about 71.6 million in the US as of 2019. The age wave theory suggests that there was an...

Ways to be Healthy as You Age and Live Longer

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When you are young, you don’t think about your health. Many youth and older people aren’t all that concerned with how today’s habits affect them tomorrow or down the road. We all need to take responsi...

Healthy Aging: What is it and what can we do?

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I had the pleasure of presenting at a public education session on the new health reform law in Las Vegas recently sponsored by Families USA, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), and the N...