Our world is facing the largest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next in history, putting into harm's way more than 500 million Baby Boomers as we march headlong into old age ourselves -- not to mention our adult children and our already-aged parents.
We've pigeonholed elder abuse as an aging issue -- but it's not. It's a huge issue for all of us who care about the older people in our lives. And it's an issue for anyone hoping to enjoy well-being in old age.
And although the dementia from which she suffers seems to visit more frequently, it hasn't reared its ugly head today. Instead, I find myself dealing with another important medical issue: GladyO's persistent question about end of life.