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Caring for the Elderly

5 Game-Changing Tech Tools For Caregivers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty

Many mid-lifers are the caregivers for elderly relatives who are struggling to stay independent. While nothing will likely ever replace driving over t...

7 Very Cool Things Other Countries Do For Their Older Citizens

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty

How the elderly are regarded varies in different parts of the world. Here are seven very cool things about how the elderly are seen and treated in oth...

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

How to Find Sanctuary Within Yourself: 20 Minutes Will Do

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

A few years ago, there was a period in my life when I was flying to South Carolina every month to help my mom care for my grandmother and my father. ...

U.N. Urges Protection For The Elderly As World Grays

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

TOKYO (AP) — The fast aging of Japanese society is evident as soon as one lands at Tokyo's Narita airport and sees who is doing the cleaning. Young ...

Adapting Your Home to Care for an Aging Family Member

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

With the ever growing population of elderly living at home, a thriving market for assistive technologies has arisen to help foster safety and individual independence for as long as possible.

When the Same-Sex Couple in the Family Are the Kids, Not the Parents

Rob Watson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

My partner Jim and I are in the process of adopting my 86- and 88-year-old parents. In our family, while being parents to my sons, we are also "the kids."