Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.
Currently, three million professional caregivers work in the home care field and an estimated 1.8 million more will be needed in the next decade. Trouble is, you can make more money walking your neighbor's dog than you can caring for your neighbor's father.
If you're one of the millions of Baby Boomers and others thinking of selling your business in the next several years, consider this: The top mistake sellers make is having unrealistic expectations, according to a recent survey of business brokers and advisors.
I've always adored the style-maven Iris Apfel. I've followed her flamboyant fashions and over-sized iconic eyewear since I was in college in the '70s.
Now that summer is quickly approaching, I am reminded of one more thing that I really miss from my youth. The warmer weather brings with it bar-b-cues, picnics, baseball games and family get-togethers. These bring out the foods I can no longer eat that I loved when I was younger.
When Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, it made me think about boomers coming out of whatever closet they've spent much of their lives in. Whether transgender, gay or lesbian, as a straight, male boomer I wanted to understand their experience, to know how it feels for someone to come out late in life.
I won't live with my parents forever, and we won't always agree. For right now, this situation is appreciated by all of us: opportunity for adventure for them, opportunity to get ahead financially for me and a strong, familial support network for us all.
I have come to notice over the past few years that my "little dancing friend" doesn't show up as often in the mornings.
The third "thing" that I want to talk to you about that I miss from my youth is the "ability to drink."
We're in the midst of a demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity. Life-spans have nearly doubled in the last century due to advances in science and sanitation, and lives grow longer each year. The odds are that millennials and the generations that follow will experience significantly longer lives.
A governmentally recognized marriage, ceremonial or common law, confers numerous legal rights. However, unmarried cohabitating partners have legal options, some of which are briefly discussed in this educational comment.
In 2035, the youngest boomers will be 71. The oldest will be 89. What is it going to be like to look back from that vantage point? Hopefully, most of us will have figured out how to keep working as long as possible -- certainly to 70, when the maximum Social Security benefits kick in, but probably longer.