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Alexis Abramson

The Incredibly Sensitive Holiday Gift Guide For Boomers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.04.2013 | Fifty

No, your 55-year-old Mom may not appreciate a gift card for Botox. Nor will Grandpa necessarily want the complete set of Lawrence Welk's music. We wal...

10 Ways To Say Goodbye To Caregiver Guilt

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Act from love, not from a sense of debt. If you think of caring for an aging loved one as repayment for all he or she's done for you, you'll always end up in the red. Instead, think of caregiving as one person helping another out of love.

Fashion After 50

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Instead of resigning to so-called "age-appropriate" clothing, why not start developing your own sense of style at 50 or older?

Bull Riding? Skydiving? Why It's All Possible At Any Age

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Don't let someone tell you it's impossible at your age -- or at any age! We simply don't have to be relegated to the sidelines just because we've had our 50th birthday -- get up and 'go for the glory' golden edgers!

Why You Should Have the 'Sex Talk' With Your Parents

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Rest assured, I would certainly never advise anyone to talk down to his or her parents. Why I chose to address the issue is simple: Sex is different today than it was in the past and it will continue to change with the times.

Caregiving and the '5 Languages of Love'

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

For years, research has shown that caring for an aging family member may put a caregiver's health at risk. Now, a National Institutes of Health study suggests that your "personality type" can possibly help predict just how risky caregiving might be for you.

Is It Time To Have 'The Sex Talk' With Your Parent?

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Many years ago your mom or dad probably had 'the talk' with you. Perhaps over your teen and young-adult years your parent(s) initiated many talks about love, dating, sex and the selection of a life partner. Now, as the adult child of an aging parent, you may find the tables have turned,

You Are the 'CEO' of Your Own Caregiving

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Watching a loved one grow old is filled with emotional upheaval, and when you compound that with other stresses -- rush-hour traffic, deadlines, sick children, dirty laundry -- caregivers are often left holding the bag.

9 Tips For Jumpstarting Your Retirement

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Who hasn't fantasized about retirement? No more time clocks to punch, early-morning alarm clocks to set, rush hour traffic to fight, or uncomfortable heels or cranky early morning kids to deal with. Nothing but leisurely days to travel, enjoy your family or do whatever you wish.

The Challenges Of Being A Male Caregiver

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Many male caregivers choose to be stay-at-home dads; some others have lost their jobs and become caregivers by default. But increasingly men are being thrust into (or welcoming) the role of caregiver -- for their children and/or aging parents -- while working full-time jobs.

Why Making Your Business 'Baby Boomer-Friendly' Is a No-Brainer!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

The 50+ population is still a swiftly developing consumer market, and it's hitting an all-time high in terms of global aging. While catering to baby boomers may not necessarily fit into every business's products and services, they're a demographic that deserves closer attention.