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Celebrating What I Call 'My Third Half Life'

Celebrating What I Call 'My Third Half Life'

Jack Anderson  09.22.2016
My Third Half is when we finally each take a chance to live the lives we've always wanted to live. It's when we can think, and do, all...
You Are More Than Just Your Memory

You Are More Than Just Your Memory

Kyrié Sue Carpenter  09.22.2016
Look back on your life. What is the story? American culture would have you believe your life story is a record of accomplishments marked...
My Father's Long Goodbye

My Father's Long Goodbye

Karla Araujo  09.22.2016
My father's eyes are starting to flicker and soon he's breathing deeply again. The gurgle is from a lifetime of nicotine, the damage becoming...
This Is Everything That's Wrong With Caregiving In America Today

This Is Everything That's Wrong With Caregiving In America Today

Ann Brenoff  09.21.2016
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine just published a very sobering look at the state of family caregiving in...
'I Thought I Was Prepared To Be My Mother's Healthcare Proxy But I Was Not'

'I Thought I Was Prepared To Be My Mother's Healthcare Proxy But I Was Not'

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.  09.21.2016
I was uncomfortable about making this decision for her, even though her healthcare provider and I had met with her some months earlier...
How You Can Join The Breast Health Challenge

How You Can Join The Breast Health Challenge

Kathryn E. Livingston  09.21.2016
It's almost October again: Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, I don't really need to be reminded that...
How Childfree Seniors Can Take The Future Into Their Own Hands

How Childfree Seniors Can Take The Future Into Their Own Hands

Laura Dixon  09.20.2016
As age-related health issues make it tougher to get around and stay independent, most seniors at some point will rely on a family member...
The Single Trait That Helps You Thrive At Any Age

The Single Trait That Helps You Thrive At Any Age

Lorraine C. Ladish  09.19.2016
If I had to pick one trait that is key to achieving nearly anything in life it is this. Perseverance. That's it. It's the one thing that...
How I Cope With My Fear Of Memory Loss

How I Cope With My Fear Of Memory Loss

Delfín Carbonell  09.19.2016
When do we start fearing that our brain may cease to be? After 50, for sure. Before that we chuck our slips of memory, or forgetfulness,...
Springsteen Rocks As He Confronts The Stigma Of Depression

Springsteen Rocks As He Confronts The Stigma Of Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford  09.16.2016
Bruce Springsteen is talking about his chronic depression. He has worked tirelessly to prevent depression from enveloping him. He had to...
How I Rebooted My Life At Age 62 By Cycling Around The World

How I Rebooted My Life At Age 62 By Cycling Around The World

Darby Roach  09.16.2016
It was 2012. I was 62 and in good health. I'd raised my three daughters, seen them through college, and given them away at their weddings....
The Guard Rails That Will Help You Lose Weight

The Guard Rails That Will Help You Lose Weight

Julie Dargan  09.16.2016
Have you ever visited Paris and had the pleasure of climbing the Eiffel Tower? The dizzying heights over looking majestic Paris! Even if...
The 10 Health Benefits Of Dogs (And One Health Risk)

The 10 Health Benefits Of Dogs (And One Health Risk)

Grandparents.com  09.15.2016
1. Improve heart health Dogs don’t just fill your heart; they actually make it stronger. Studies show that having a canine companion...
How This 51-Year Old Woman's Body Became A Vehicle For Good

How This 51-Year Old Woman's Body Became A Vehicle For Good

Shannon Bradley-Colleary  09.15.2016
At 51 my body is changing. Overnight my feet swell and I spend the first 20 minutes of each morning like The Creature lurching out of The...