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Are you a caregiver? Feeling frustrated, helpless, tired, even angry about your situation? And maybe you also feel guilty for having those feelings? You are not alone. None of these feelings are unusual, given the circumstances.
Moving to an assisted living community, particularly as a single person, can feel reminiscent of the high school cafeteria at your new school. Where do I sit? Who do I talk to? Is there a friendly welcoming face in this crowd? Who will teach me the ropes?
What typically happens on Valentine’s Day? We focus on those we love. Maybe this year, if you are a caregiver you could imagine directing some of that love toward yourself as well?
Mike Good, an engineer-turned-dementia advocate, talks to Frank Samson, on the Aging Boomers, about his motivation to create an online resource center for people living with dementia. He has truly created a community of families, friends, and caregivers who can benefit from the education, ideas, and support found on his site.
Technology is redefining the meaning of “roommate”. Many of us are thinking about where and how we will live as we age. I found this concept thought provoking as well as addressing the needs of aging Baby Boomers.
Dr. Michael Weisberg has been a practicing gastroenterologist for over 23 years in Plano, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Weisberg also serves as a board member of Digestive Health Associates of Texas.
S. Jay Olshansky received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1984. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions.