September 2018 marks the 7th World Alzheimer’s Month. World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21. In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, I’m publishing a list of my favorite books and movies about dementia. These books and movies offer realistic as well as hopeful insights for people with dementia and their loved ones. [Read more…] about 10 great books and movies about dementia
People often lament the colonoscopy as a harbinger of middle age. It signifies your passage into an era where health concerns increase while personal dignity decreases. But the colonoscopy is only one of many health screenings you should have once you turn 50.Consult your primary care physician to learn what tests and immunizations she recommends for your specific age and health risks. But here are typical health screenings you need after age 50. [Read more…] about Health screenings you need after age 50
Technological advances have made communication between people instant, global and multi-channel. You can exchange photos, written words, voice communications and more. But in some ways, it’s now harder to communicate with your emerging adult. Gains in logistics can present challenges for authenticity in communications. [Read more…] about How to communicate with your emerging adult
You’ve probably noticed people talking to their phones. Not talking to someone on the phone, but talking directly to their phone. “Talk to type” is becoming common for all ages, but there’s much more you can do with voice-activated technology. [Read more…] about How to get started with Siri even if you’re tech challenged
People with dementia often express the desire to go home. They may repeat this request over and over. If you’re a care partner of a person with dementia, it’s natural to feel frustrated. This post will help you understand dementia and pleas to go home so you can respond better. [Read more…] about Dementia and pleas to go home: how to respond?
We all know we should be saving for retirement – but how much do you need to save? How do you predict your future income needs? This is especially hard for women since on average we earn and save less than men. Yet we also live longer. Retirement income planning for women is critical. [Read more…] about Retirement income planning for women 101