Depression and aging seem to especially go together because of so many undesirable changes occurring in the later years.
It happens in most families. Some accidental or appointed relative gets the job of doing or maintaining the family tree along with all the family pictures and treasures.
Often, we seniors need to communicate important information to our kids. Talking doesn’t always go well.
This month I have chosen to go down a different path with my article because of a recent opportunity I had to get involved with Vanderbilt’s “Memory and Aging Project,” a long-term study which focuses on physical and mental changes that have links to cognitive impairment and the early onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
I awoke this morning with memories of seasonal changes in food in my native county of Hancock.
After my thirty years of college teaching and several teaching awards, I left the profession believing that my job had been to present new ideas about human behavior, and then helping students learn to apply these ideas to work, to themselves, or to their current or future jobs.
This year, my mother-in-law gave up driving at age 86. It was a tough battle because she was not ready to give it up, but the family agreed that it was time.
Growing up in my section of the Appalachian Mountains, summer always focused on green beans.
My article this month will take a detour from stories about senior living to focus instead on the History Channel's recent airing of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
It was inevitable. The day came when we had to ask Grandmother for her car keys and essentially bring an end to her driving.