For the first time on record, living with your parents is now the most common young adult living situation. According to the Pew Research Center, 32% of people ages 18–34 live in their parents’ home. Even when both parties try to make the best of things, tensions inevitably result. Parents may have adapted to having their home to themselves. The adult child who’s lived on his own at college may return to childhood bedrooms that still contain junior high memorabilia. Old notions about roles and expectations can show up at unexpected moments. [Read more…] about 6 tips when your adult child moves back home
Life can start to feel routine, even boring, at any age. But especially at midlife, finding a new activity renews your energy. It gives you something to learn and talk about with other people. It may even point you toward a new career. [Read more…] about Shake up your routine with 22 ideas for a new activity
An advance directive is a document that spells out your desires for medical treatment, in the event you become unable to speak for yourself. Not something anyone likes to think about. But recording your wishes now can guide loved ones in the future if they need to make decisions on your behalf.
Senior tech, or technology that benefits older adults and their caregivers, is an exciting segment of the overall technology market. According to Business Wire, the global market for elder care technology had a value of $3.7B in 2014. It’s expected to grow to $10.3B by 2020. Aside from its enormous market potential, the senior tech space is intriguing because it holds the promise of improving quality of life for older adults and the people who care for them. [Read more…] about Senior tech favorites from Aging 2.0: 5 companies to watch
Friendships are wonderful, terrible, easy and complicated. Midlife friendships can introduce new challenges. While you’re raising kids, the adults you spend the most time with are the parents of your children’s friends. Or the parents you see at their schools, sporting events, musical concerts and so on. You might also have friends at your workplace, church or a hobby you pursue.
Midlife offers you a chance to take stock of your friendships. Who are your friends, really? Do you have enough? How do you make new ones now? [Read more…] about Midlife friendships: why you need them, how to make them
Since people tend to fear a diagnosis of dementia, they often ignore early signs of cognitive impairment. But the fact is that early detection can lead to early treatment, participation in clinical trials and emerging therapies for this challenging condition. By acknowledging early signs of possible dementia, a person can make decisions that will help loved ones follow her wishes later.