Orphan Boomers & Stubborn Parents?

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Parents Stubborn? DRIVING ISSUES? Having That Hard Talk With Your Folks! ORPHAN BOOMERS Why are There so Many Orphan Boomers? Orphan Boomers….Many people fall into the category of being Orphan Adults, Elder Orphans or Kinless. They may not be aware of the terms, the limitations, and pitfalls that those words represent, even though they apply […]

NAVIGATING LIFE’S CHANGE

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Are you the meat or the bread? Welcome to the Sandwich Generation. The relationship between grandkids, parents, and grandparents is a tricky one, with all sorts of different ways it can go. Factors that can influence these dynamics include different generational cultures, and stereotypes that each generation may hold about the others. Albeit temporarily, the […]

Family Disharmony

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Compared with elderly parents and adult children in five other industrialized nations, Americans are twice as likely to have “disharmonious” relationships, a new multinational study has found. And we’re correspondingly less likely to have “amicable” relationships marked by strong affection and relatively free of conflict. A study was done on the relationships between elderly parents […]

Married, But Sleeping Apart

Nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds, the National Sleep Foundation reported in a 2005 survey. Recent studies in England and Japan have found similar results. Over the course of 30 plus years marriage, my wife would never accepts my snoring as an evening serenade. As a result, I became […]

Do You Know a Parish Nurse?

Do you know a Parish Nurse? Do you know what a Parish Nurse does? MaryJean Tague, Parish Nurse Coordinator with St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT met with Dennis and Dawn to discuss this growing trend in health and wellness.Parish nurses tend to work with one large congregation or several small ones to help provide connections […]

Testosterone & Trust

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Testosterone & Trust Too Much Trust and distrust are crucial components of human society. Hormones play a role in inducing feelings of trust and distrust. Oxytocin is responsible for the feeling of trust, while testosterone suppresses trust and increases skepticism. The article, “She Doesn’t Trust You? Blame the Testosterone“, reports on a study by researchers […]

WHY THE HEALTHY AGING SHOW?

“GETTING OLDER BETTER” I was in the business of “Non Medical In-Home Care”. When we started, most people didn’t know what that meant. In fact in 2001, apparently, neither did I. When my wife, Marian said she wanted to go into the Home Care business, I replied “why? I am in the home care business, […]

Fairfield County Woman Magazine

FAIRFIELD COUNTY WOMAN More and more women are taking on roles and tasks that enable them to be both supportive and independent. The need for information on finance, law, health and even construction and home repair is growing. Finding resources that address this is the job of publications like Fairfield County Woman. Part of a 300 […]

What Are We Going To Do With Dad?

“What Are We Going to Do with Dad?” by Dr. Jerald Winakur is a very personal account documenting his experience with the decline of his dad. It points out the reversal of roles between father and son. Dr. Winakur explores the challenges and dilemmas that families face when caregiving for elderly parents. As a physician […]