Category: Aging

2 rules to use when talking to someone with dementia

As a geriatric specialist, I am often confronted with the issue of communication in dementia, both in my own interactions with the people I see and in the form of questions (and often pleas) from their loved ones and other caregivers.
Communication with someone who has dementia can require a great deal of energy, patience, and …[Read More]

Stress Levels Rise When Caring for Others

Caregivers typically report higher stress levels than other adults, according to APA’s Stress in America survey.
A lot of people don’t get what it means to take care of another human being. As kids, we don’t realize how hard it is to parent a child. And until you have cared for another ill or elderly person, it is often difficult to …[Read More]

Observing Grief

A look at the common experience of loss and some ways to heal through grieving.

End of life issues

Life can be so unfair.  Many of us have been saddened by the premature death of Steve Jobs. The loss of such a bright, innovative individual who has contributed so much to society can even make us feel angry. We ask ourselves, “why”. Many who believe in God  get angry and wonder why God takes wonderful people and …[Read More]